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When will the 2500k-2600k be Outdated?

Give me a simple guess off the top of your head how long it will before the sb cpus cannot preform well in games anymore.
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  1. Until they cant perform in games reasonably well? I would say 2-4 years depending on the games that come out, until something new and faster comes out 3-6 months.
  2. Yeah i dont mean faster I mean like to where they cant handlethem selves in games.
  3. I'd put that at about five years. These things are pretty damned efficient, and games aren't that bloated yet.
  4. ^ +1

    4 or 5 years easy.
  5. You should have been patient cia24. I was one of the last to buy before the recall and I got my email from newegg tonight saying they finally have me a B3 board.
  6. dont matter i am getting a 2600k and p67 from cyberpower now lol
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    :kaola:

    2600K is a beast. Trust me on that one.
  8. well see lol
  9. Im going overkill on the radator triple lol
  10. I got the notification from NewEgg as well. I'm going to be installing a water cooling system during my mainboard swap. It's the EK H3O Supreme HF 240 kit. I would have gone with the 360 radiator, but there's not enough room in my case for it. I'm a first timer with the liquid cooling, so I'm hoping I don't fry everything while trying to install it.
  11. Lol yea, is a triple rad overkill for a 2600k overclocked? or not
  12. Lots of CPU-only loops have 360 radiators. It should allow you to to keep it cool while being maximally overclocked with Hyperthreading enabled.
  13. how you enable hting? whats it do
  14. If you are a "fan" boy that always want the new thing, the next year when IB comes out, if that isn't your case, 3 years if the good life time of SB.
  15. cia24 said:
    how you enable hting? whats it do



    Hyperthreading is why the 2600K costs $100 more than the 2500K. You have a quad core processor with 4 "virtual" cores in addition to the 4 "real" cores. So you have 8 threads with the 2600K and not 4 like with the 2500K.
  16. what does that do for preformance
  17. Helps if you use programs that make use of the extra threads. Mostly with photo/video editing and encoding software. Does not help much for gaming.
  18. Well if it doesnt help for gaming mabye i should save 100 and go with 2500k, no matter what the benchs say i still want to go x58 lol
  19. yes, if it's for gaming, just save 100 bucks and go for the 2500K! there isn't much of difference in gaming !!!
  20. Quote:
    Get a Xbox

    I wouldn't recommend a console to any serious gamer. That being said I would personally go for a PS3 as developers have reportedly barely scratched its abilities.

    OP, I think you can pretty much last four years before these SB's can't hold their own in newer games, but you'll definitely want to upgrade sooner, probably buy a next-gen CPU in a couple years. You're SB won't be "outdated" per se but you'll want to replace it.

    The thing is CPU's are pretty much hitting a thermal limit right now, and so the current trend is to parallelise applications to take advantage of multiple cores, which, fortunately, scale linearly regardless of how many you use (provided your application is designed to use them well). So while before, your 2.2GHz processor could sort of work through a game requiring 3GHz or better, in the future you'll have your 4-core CPU trying to keep up in a game that takes advantage of 12 cores. And if you do the math, that is a lot harsher on the CPU. In my opinion in a distant future you're going to buy generic, brandless CPU cores that physically cannot be any faster and add them to your computer. That's right, you're not gonna see 50GHz clock rates - it's a thermal impossibility.

    Well, that's putting quantum computing aside of course :??:
  21. i have a 360 and ps3 allread loly
  22. It will depend upon when AMD rolls on its Bulldozer. The ensuing competition will determine the life of 2600
  23. Quote:
    Buy a Wii then. get the old CRT out of the garage into the room.


    lol epic
  24. Bacterius said:
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    Get a Xbox

    I wouldn't recommend a console to any serious gamer. That being said I would personally go for a PS3 as developers have reportedly barely scratched its abilities.

    We have been hearing that crap for years now and still games look no better on it than the XBox360.
  25. digger72 said:
    It will depend upon when AMD rolls on its Bulldozer. The ensuing competition will determine the life of 2600


    That's irrelevant. The important issue is when a new console generation is released, since most games are made for consoles first, PC second.
  26. amdfangirl said:
    That's irrelevant. The important issue is when a new console generation is released, since most games are made for consoles first, PC second.



    True true, the only games they spent more time on making for the pc is metro 2033 and crysis that is why they were/are so hard to run on most computers.
  27. But hey, that's 2 video games, as opposed to the "rest" of them.

    Marvel vs Capcom I'm looking at you... stupid console only game...

    Dear God, please fix our video games industry :).
  28. But why would most companie waste there time on computer games most people cannot afford a computer that it takes to play some of these games on decent settings we have screwed ourselves on that one. console are cheaper and you know they will play the games=peace of mind.
  29. I blame IGPs.

    :).

    "Why dun mai comput3r play Black 0ps?

    It has Intel Extreme Graphics aftah all. **** PC games"
  30. Black ops is one of the worst looking console/pc games i have seen in a few years old arse modren warfare 2 looks 100% better then block ops. I love the game but its crap graphics make me sick. Firing the infintyward ceos was a mistake.
  31. When I was working at a computer store a classmate from High School rocked up and asked me why his computer couldn't plat Black Ops.

    He had a Celeron. A Netburst Celeron. With an Intel IGP.

    *sigh*
  32. A nintendo 64 should be able to play black ops.
  33. Gameplay is more important than graphics.

    I'd prefer a better game over better graphics.

    It's why I still fire up KOTOR.
  34. amdfangirl said:
    When I was working at a computer store a classmate from High School rocked up and asked me why his computer couldn't plat Black Ops.

    He had a Celeron. A Netburst Celeron. With an Intel IGP.

    *sigh*



    lol, that is a old slow cpu, wont play most newer games. well mostly any lol. mabye bejewled on low settings
  35. That's the reason people buy consoles. They're stupid.
  36. amdfangirl said:
    Gameplay is more important than graphics.

    I'd prefer a better game over better graphics.

    It's why I still fire up KOTOR.



    i play 2-d diablo 2 once in a great whle but anymore i want good graphics i have a 73 inch tv so bad games like block ops look like arse, 73inch 120hz 3d tv lol so its not my fault.
  37. Quote:
    That's the reason people buy consoles. They're stupid.

    The market loves stupid people. Connect the dots...
  38. Also with consoles when you are done with the games you can sell them so easy at gamestop etc at least you get some of your money back pc games dont work so well, since cdkeys have made it more or less impossible to be able to sell them to others.
  39. Bacterius said:
    Quote:
    That's the reason people buy consoles. They're stupid.

    The market loves stupid people. Connect the dots...


    The reason why most younger people get consoles is because mommy and daddy arent willing to drop 2 grand on a computer that will outdate in a year i dont blame them.
  40. Who buys game CD's anymore anyway? I can't remember the last time I went to my store and came back with a game, downloading is far easier with all the cd-key bullcrap right now.
  41. ...and then people pirate.

    The gaming industry wonders why everyone is doing so, they blame their decline profits on piracy, they increase DRM, drive more people into piracy.

    The cycle continues.
  42. Quote:
    The reason why most younger people get consoles is because mommy and daddy arent willing to drop 2 grand on a computer that will outdate in a year i dont blame them.

    Reasonable people don't buy Alienware. They build a 1.5k PC - expensive on short term, but each year only a couple components need to be upgraded. So you pay 1.5k the first year then about 500 every following year = win. But people don't get this.

    And my prices are overrated.
  43. You need about $800 for a good gaming PC for about 3 years. That's bare min.

    An xbox 360, lowest model is $200.
  44. Bacterius said:
    Quote:
    The reason why most younger people get consoles is because mommy and daddy arent willing to drop 2 grand on a computer that will outdate in a year i dont blame them.

    Reasonable people don't buy Alienware. They build a 1.5k PC - expensive on short term, but each year only a couple components need to be upgraded. So you pay 1.5k the first year then about 500 every following year = win. But people don't get this.

    And my prices are overrated.



    Lol sadly most of the people in the world arent resonable, and yeah with steam only you have that games you cant sell your steam account well you can but if they find out they ban it. alienware has record profits so far this year, people anymore want a warrenty they dont care if they have to spend more.
  45. amdfangirl said:
    You need about $800 for a good gaming PC for about 3 years. That's bare min.

    An xbox 360, lowest model is $200.



    800 for a good not really. that wont even play todays games at max. 800$ for a midgrade computer, I dont even consider the specs in my sig to be a "gaming computer".
  46. You're crazy? :P

    You need to just play the game. That's all. Gaming computers need to play popular games well at medium-high detail settings. That's all. What you want is what I'd call insanity. :)
  47. amdfangirl said:
    You're crazy? :P

    You need to just play the game. That's all. Gaming computers need to play popular games well at medium-high detail settings. That's all. What you want is what I'd call insanity. :)



    Ok, lol.
    A 800$ computer is not going to look any better then a xbox 360 then, I find that pointless. I really dont consider what you are talking about as a gaming computer i think mine in my sig is a enrty lvl gaming computer.
  48. It will still look better than an Xbox 360, it simply doesn't use ancient technology that's had a die shrink.

    $800 buys a lot of CPU and GPU power. I consider a computer with a HD 4850 GPU in a gaming computer, because realistically that's the min requirements.
  49. amdfangirl said:
    It will still look better than an Xbox 360, it simply doesn't use ancient technology that's had a die shrink.

    $800 buys a lot of CPU and GPU power. I consider a computer with a HD 4850 GPU in a gaming computer, because realistically that's the min requirements.



    800$ will buy "a" gtx 580 and "a" 2600k" where is the room left for anything eles lol. I consider a 4850 trash, i have used and have so many gpus. anything below a 4870x2 in newer games just seems to suck.
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