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hi,

until recently, i was using the amd phenom ii x4 955 BE cpu with my crossfire setup. tomorrow my i5-2500k cpu is coming with a new motherboard, i was wondering exactly how much "better" would it be for me, gaming-wise?

just to tell you, even with an overclocked x4 at 4.0 GHz with overclocked nb, it still bottlenecked me, so im really looking forward to the i5 and am hoping its not going to bottleneck my system ^^

example: with crysis, i still got around 25- 35 (max: 40) fps with crossfire at 1120* 768(cant quite remember resolution, also tried at 1600*900, even worse fps)

will it go up?
 

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The 2500K is substantially better than a 955. The actual performance will depend on the game, but there are a couple of benchmarks in this comparison. Also, here.

You bailed on AMD a bit late, though, considering Bulldozer is imminent.
 

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lol, yea, i was really looking forward to bulldozer.

but after getting such a fail cpu, i dont think im going to go back to them ever. unless bulldozer is SUPER amazing, and ivy bridge isnt that great

wish i could have RMA the cpu for a replacement if that was an option, but alas... i ordered it on amazon =(
 
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