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Is the i5 2500k dual, quad, or six core?

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July 1, 2011 4:12:07 AM

What is the difference between the i5 2500k and the i7 2600k. Is the i5 2500k a dual, quad, or six core processor?

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July 1, 2011 4:13:58 AM

Look at the description on newegg

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

The i7-2600K is the i5-2500K with hyperthreading enabled which means that each core can work on two different threads at the same time, it makes it better at multitasking, but thats about it.
July 1, 2011 4:24:57 AM

i5-2500K is QUAD CORE. No Hyper-Threading. Slightly slower than i7-2600K in clock speeds.
4 cores - 4 threads.

i7-2600K is QUAD CORE. Has Hyper-Threading. Slightly faster than i5-2500K in clock speeds.
4 cores - 8 threads.