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i5 2500k vs 965 BE?

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They both have similar specs, but the 965 BE is cheaper. Which one has better performance at STOCK settings?
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The Intel. Faster microarchitecture and 3.3GHz.
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2500K is much faster.
 
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2500K is no comparison to the Phenom ask me how I know lol.
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This is apples to watermelon's... 2500k hands down. The 2500k will even smoke an x6...
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This is apples to watermelon's... 2500k hands down. The 2500k will even smoke an x6...
I'm really new to PC's and whatnot, so care to explain? 965 BE is 3.4GHZ and 4 cores and 2500k is 3.3GHz and 4 cores, and it doesn't have hyperthreading.

What makes the 2500k better?
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No doubt. 2500K by FAR!
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post #8 of 16
Really do you have to ask???

Old processor architecture - AMD (what is it now 3 years old?)

New processor Architecture - Intel (Winner)

Jeez I can't wait untill Bulldozer gets released and benchmarks come out.
I got the upgrade bug and want to see if I get BD or SB . . .. .. . . ..
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Quote:
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I'm really new to PC's and whatnot, so care to explain? 965 BE is 3.4GHZ and 4 cores and 2500k is 3.3GHz and 4 cores, and it doesn't have hyperthreading.

What makes the 2500k better?
Architecture. The way internals of the chip are much more efficient in SB.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ComradeNF View Post
I'm really new to PC's and whatnot, so care to explain? 965 BE is 3.4GHZ and 4 cores and 2500k is 3.3GHz and 4 cores, and it doesn't have hyperthreading.

What makes the 2500k better?
The architecture.







Source: http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/t...-2100-tested/1



Source: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1501/1/
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