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Would I gain much out of the 2600k or would 2500k be a better choice? I'm not sure what kind of applications would benefit from the 2600k.
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As far as I know, the only types of apps that would benefit from more cores are video and photo editing software (Photoshop, Sony Vegas, etc). Folding clients can produce more PPD if used on a multicore processor.
But for gaming and the like, the 2500k is more than adequate to meet even the toughest of games, (yes, even Crysis). Considering that the 2600k is about $100 more than the 2500k, it is normally advisable to go with the 2500k unless you have a real requirement for the extra cores.
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As far as I know, the only types of apps that would benefit from more cores are video and photo editing software (Photoshop, Sony Vegas, etc). Folding clients can produce more PPD if used on a multicore processor.
But for gaming and the like, the 2500k is more than adequate to meet even the toughest of games, (yes, even Crysis). Considering that the 2600k is about $100 more than the 2500k, it is normally advisable to go with the 2500k unless you have a real requirement for the extra cores.
Doesn't the 2500k have 4 cores as well? I thought the difference between the 2 was hyperthreading and cache? I just don't know how those differences translate into performance.
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Doesn't the 2500k have 4 cores as well? I thought the difference between the 2 was hyperthreading and cache? I just don't know how those differences translate into performance.
Yea pretty much. I don't really know how much of a difference HT makes... However, most people still go with an i7 instead of an i5 for video editing only because it is higher end CPU.
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Doesn't the 2500k have 4 cores as well? I thought the difference between the 2 was hyperthreading and cache? I just don't know how those differences translate into performance.
Thats correct. Although the i5 2500k has 4 cores 4 threads the 2600k has 4 cores 8 threads.

I have the 2500k and max out everygame with ease, the only reason to buy a 2600k is if you do heavy multitasking, video encoding etc but still the 2500k can handle it although would still only be abit slower in these situations.

They overclock the same and 4.8ghz is pretty much the norm for these chips now coupled with a good air/water cooler.

I came from an intel core 2 quad q6600 and im still suprised at just how quick these new sandybridge cpu's are
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Thats correct. Although the i5 2500k has 4 cores 4 threads the 2600k has 4 cores 8 threads.

I have the 2500k and max out everygame with ease, the only reason to buy a 2600k is if you do heavy multitasking, video encoding etc but still the 2500k can handle it although would still only be abit slower in these situations.

They overclock the same and 4.8ghz is pretty much the norm for these chips now coupled with a good air/water cooler.

I came from an intel core 2 quad q6600 and im still suprised at just how quick these new sandybridge cpu's are
So you think I would see a noticeable difference from my current e8500 then? Just want to make sure the benefits will be worth the cost.

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So you think I would see a noticeable difference from my current e8500 then? Just want to make sure the benefits will be worth the cost.

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Oh yeah. Coming from an e8500, that would be a massive upgrade.
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