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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?
It uses a newer more efficient architecture as well as made on a smaller fab process. Also it has a default turbo speed up to 3.7ghz.
 
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post #12 of 16
The 2500K has a much much better, more efficient architecture and faster cores. The Clock rate has little to do with actual performance.

Benchmarks at stock clocks.
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post #13 of 16
The Phenom was built to compete with the Core 2 Duo 2.5 years ago the 2500K is brand new. Core for core the 2500K is way faster and overclocks even higher.

Maybe this chart will help!
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...50,2843-6.html
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Good teamwork
 
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post #15 of 16
This pretty much sums it up:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/288?vs=102

Not to mention that you can get 4.5+ easily with the 2500K.

In this case, the price difference is WORTH it.
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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 . . .. .. . . ..
~8 years actually.

K10 is nothing more than a tweaked version of the old K8 architecture from back in '03.
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