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I5 2500k or Phenom 1100T?

I am building a new gaming rig I will be multitasking and having other things run in the background when I play my games. Is there really a difference between quad core and hexa core?
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    Hi and welcome to Tom's forum.

    The six core gives you better performance in multitasking, but the 2500k is much better in general, so, I'd go with that CPU over the six core.
  2. The 2500k will eat the 1100T alive in everything. Get it!
  3. Ya I agree with above. Sandy bridge is a newer, more efficient, and just better technology. The six cores on the AMD might be better on a few things, but I would definitely prefer the i5-2500K
  4. some quick benches to glance at comparing them:

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/288?vs=203

    there is a very clear winner
  5. How about the 2600K or 2600? You get 4 cores + hyper-threading.
  6. 2500k will walk all over a Phenom II in gaming, and will even beat the Phenom II X6 in almost all threaded tasks despite having fewer cores. Once overclocked it will gain a lead, plus it has much lower power draw, it really is a clear winner. AMD doesn't have much that is priced well right now.
  7. I5-2500K will spank the backside off the Phenom II.
  8. Agreed , get the I5-2500K, great CPU, also with the right motherboard, you can overclock these to 4ghz+, BEAST! that for sure will give you enough horsepower and will furthermore destroy anything AMD has to offer
  9. Hmm , i do like a good spanking.
  10. LOL
  11. Have to agree I5-2500K, or I7-2600K, But wait untill after 11 May to pull the plug, The new Z68 Chipset MBs should be out.

    BD should be out in a few monthes - BUT if wait for that, then Might as well wait on IVYBRIDGE!

    As to "Hmm , i do like a good spanking" - That depends on WHO is doing the spanking!!!
  12. As to "Hmm , i do like a good spanking" - That depends on WHO is doing the spanking!!

    Damn right
  13. susan boyle spins my hard drive haha lol
  14. Christ, you got me to look that up!
  15. The Intel® Core™ I5 2500K is about the best processor that you can get your hands on for gaming at this time. For gaming you will get the best out of the P67 chipset base boards. Now if you are looking to expand into other areas like video edit there are other boards that you may want to look at.

    Christian Wood
    Intel Enthusiast Team
  16. IntelEnthusiast said:
    The Intel® Core™ I5 2500K is about the best processor that you can get your hands on for gaming at this time. For gaming you will get the best out of the P67 chipset base boards. Now if you are looking to expand into other areas like video edit there are other boards that you may want to look at.

    Christian Wood
    Intel Enthusiast Team


    Even, AMD owner I agree with you. the i5-2500K with an ASUS P8P67 Pro or Deluxe is a killer combination.
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