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  • #16
    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
    That benchmark doesn't actually show anything meaningful.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Mr. Grapes View Post
      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)

      that could be quite useful. thanks.
      Went trawling through my history () for you. Can't find the one where it explicitly mentioned about the increase, though some of these benches show similar results.
      http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i...600k-review/13

      Here are some of the multi-threaded/HyperThreading results:
      DhryStone CPU: 44% better
      Whetstone FPU: 72% better (not sure if this one takes HT into account. 2600 kicks *** though)
      Queen CPU: 37% better
      CineBench: 27% better
      Multi-threaded Video Transcoding: 32% better
      3D Vantage: 36% better

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      • #18
        yeah i had a look at Guru's review.
        I was surprised whetstone was SOOOOOOO much higher than all the others. i'm wondering if the i7 just has better FPU's or if Floating Point calculations specifically benefit massively from HT.
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        • #19
          Originally posted by Mr. Grapes View Post
          yeah i had a look at Guru's review.
          I was surprised whetstone was SOOOOOOO much higher than all the others. i'm wondering if the i7 just has better FPU's or if Floating Point calculations specifically benefit massively from HT.
          Well HT uses idle resources so benefits everything FPU calculations. See BD also uses like HT too but they have beefed it right up it's like HT on steroids

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          • #20
            2600K can be had for around 220, why wouldn't you get one? I paid 275 for mine on release and it was worth every penny, blazing fast top end CPU, for 220 its a steal
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            • #21
              Originally posted by Boomstick777 View Post
              2600K can be had for around 220, why wouldn't you get one? I paid 275 for mine on release and it was worth every penny, blazing fast top end CPU, for 220 its a steal
              Because the 2500K is around 70 cheaper. That could be a case, an SSD boot & HDD set-up, or a power supply.

              If there's no budget limitation, then of course, get the best you can. But I for can't justify the price difference between the two given their performance in day-to-day tasks.

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              • #22
                Purely from a gaming perspective and excluding any heavy duty photo/video editing etc, from what I have seen and read in various places there is no difference between the i5 and i7. Would this be correct?

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by gbh4 View Post
                  Purely from a gaming perspective and excluding any heavy duty photo/video editing etc, from what I have seen and read in various places there is no difference between the i5 and i7. Would this be correct?
                  In my opinion, no - not even close to being correct, and this is from using both with pretty much the same setup with SSD+gtx460. There's more "snap" to the i7, just feels more responsive. I'm not the type to run massive benchmarks, they really mean so little. It's how the system feels to use. i7 is well worth the 70 in my opinion, but I've said that a few times now.

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                  • #24
                    Ok, I've decided (and ordered...) to go for the i5.

                    thanks for your input DT (and everyone else), but i just can't justify the 50% premium at this moment... I'll be building a machine for the Father-in-Law soon, so i may be able to convince him that he needs the i5 if i find the CPU doesn't fit my needs....
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                    • #25
                      I was going to say go i5 then wait and see what Ivy brings
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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by DoubleTop View Post
                        In my opinion, no - not even close to being correct, and this is from using both with pretty much the same setup with SSD+gtx460. There's more "snap" to the i7, just feels more responsive. I'm not the type to run massive benchmarks, they really mean so little. It's how the system feels to use. i7 is well worth the 70 in my opinion, but I've said that a few times now.

                        DT.
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                        I would rather spend the extra 70 on the i7 than some other little upgrade elsewhere.
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                        • #27
                          http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/288?vs=287

                          Very little tbh and the small amount it is better is the 100Mhz advantage it has.

                          Total waste of money the 2600K.

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                          • #28
                            I have a friend who swears by the 2600k for his heavy (TV) video editing. The only real world difference appears to be AV transcoding, where the extra cores truly have their effect.
                            As for most other applications, like gaming, they won't make use of the extra two cores. The 2500k has to be one of the best value CPUs on the market.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by ColonelMustard View Post
                              I have a friend who swears by the 2600k for his heavy (TV) video editing. The only real world difference appears to be AV transcoding, where the extra cores truly have their effect.
                              As for most other applications, like gaming, they won't make use of the extra two cores. The 2500k has to be one of the best value CPUs on the market.
                              I wonder how the two compare using lucid (and not) on a z68?

                              As the I7-2600k has a slightly higher dynamic IGP frequency (1.1 to 1.35Ghz)
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                              • #30
                                I suppose the real answer to that is going to based on whether or not any of the professional packages make use of quick sync or not. if that were the case, only the GPU would have an effect which is the same between the two K's
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