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  • real-world differences 2500K vs. 2600K

    just trying to guage some opinion here.

    has anyone had any direct real-world usage experience with the difference between the above CPU's?

    I'm trying to decide if the premium of the i7 and it's hyperthreading is going to be worth it for me over the i5.

    I know either CPU is great and it's ultimately down to me to decide if the extra is worth it for me.

    so are there any situations the you've come across where the 8 threads really shine?
    (things i do outside of games: photo editing, video compression, software code compiling - all of which *can* utilise multi threads to a greater or lesser extent)

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    Hyper threading aint all that... Sure it works but it aint worth the extra imo..


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    • #3
      From the research I've done the price difference is not worth the performance gains.
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      • #4
        you'll see gains in anything needing more than 4 threads etc video editing etc will be quicker

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        • #5
          Originally posted by almighty15 View Post
          Hyper threading aint all that... Sure it works but it aint worth the extra imo..
          that was my experience from the P4 era hyperthreading, but benchmarks seem to suggest nehalem and later hyperthreading is a lot better, being able to utilise between 60% and 90% of a full blown core...
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          • #6
            Remember if you're going Z68 you can use the on-chip quick sync technology for video compression which is significantly quicker than both.

            IMO, 2500k should rip through most stuff, and even if you're video compressing on P67, the 2500k is hardly a slouch
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            • #7
              for my usage, the benefit is massive. VM's handle the cores one each, compiling code uses all cores, just generally I love the extra power and headroom that I can click what I want when I want.

              My old quad did the job, the the 4extra for me was well worth the cash.

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              • #8
                I dont think it's worth the premium, it might make things faster but not fast enough to justify the price, might save you a few hours work throughout the year but will that justify and extra 70 squid??? Not for me but then again you probably have more money than me, personally I think it could go towards a new game or something which is going to give you those hours back.

                My 2 pence.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by DoubleTop View Post
                  for my usage, the benefit is massive. VM's handle the cores one each, compiling code uses all cores, just generally I love the extra power and headroom that I can click what I want when I want.
                  DT.
                  Good call with the VM's. I'd forgotten about that. they can do a logical core each? Ooooooooh...
                  Originally posted by MatthewMcEwan View Post
                  might save you a few hours work throughout the year ... I think it could go towards a new game or something which is going to give you those hours back.
                  if it does save me a few hours, that might mean i can actually play some of the games in my steam list that i never seem to have time for

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                  Originally posted by Spaceboy View Post
                  Remember if you're going Z68 you can use the on-chip quick sync technology for video compression which is significantly quicker than both.
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                  • #10
                    2500K VS 2600k is..

                    i5 VS i7

                    Having the i7 is just cooler
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                    • #11
                      thanks for that
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                      • #12
                        I think they are much different, Pay more about 50 I would go for Core i7 2600k. Or see the link below
                        http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html

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                        • #13
                          I did see a comparison somewhere and in some tests the 2600 was 44% better than the 2500. Of course though, this wasn't a "real-world" test and was supposed to expose the lack of HyperThreading on the 2500.

                          Unless you know you don't need it, then go with the 2500K. At the moment, I can't justify the price differential.

                          Also, just to note, the 2600K has a larger cache too.

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                          • #14
                            2500K, unless you do a lot of very CPU intensive things like encoding video and what not
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by jaff90110 View Post
                              I think they are much different, Pay more about 50 I would go for Core i7 2600k. Or see the link below
                              http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html
                              So for a request for specific real world comparisons, you post a chart from a generic synthetic benchmark.

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                              Originally posted by ongy2k3 View Post
                              I did see a comparison somewhere and in some tests the 2600 was 44% better than the 2500. Of course though, this wasn't a "real-world" test and was supposed to expose the lack of HyperThreading on the 2500.
                              would be interested to know what was being used to exploit the hyperthreading. i.e. what tasks benefit most from it, when it's used most efficiently (it was pretty crap on P4's TBH)
                              Originally posted by ongy2k3 View Post
                              Also, just to note, the 2600K has a larger cache too.
                              that could be quite useful. thanks.
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