So I am thinking about upgrading my Q6600 to a 2500K/2600K, but since they are more expensive than the 955/965 I would like to ask, how much performance gain would I get from like upgrading to respectively the 955, 965, 2500K and 2600K, as I would like how much difference it is. How much better the Intel's are...
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You didn't mention details such as what speed your Q6600 is running at, or what speed you intend to run the new cpu at. Since you mention the "k" version of the new intel cpu I'm assuming you will be overclocking. An overclocked 2500k or 2600k can almost double the power of a Q6600.
The 2500k is at least 30% faster than the Q6600 if you run them at the same clock speed. The 2600k can overclock to as much as 4.8GHz, the stock Q6600 runs at 2.4GHz but can overclock to around 3.5GHz.
Yeah, I currently run it a the stock speed because it's already a bit hot I think.
depends for what use, it means having to upgrate total exception case, HDD, PSU and just replace the motherboard and CPU ... : If I am more inclined to multitasking AM3 + bulldoser by maintaining the existing system, except if it has been dying for a yes instead of 2500K I5 + P67 to the game may assume multitasking while for versatile wear i7 2600K
Honestly, you can just get a decent air cooler like a Zalman 9900 and overclock your Q6600 to 3GHz. The 955/965 wont be much better and not worth an entire new mobo, CPU and RAM setup.
I still run a Q6600 @ 3GHz and will for quite a while.
So I gues the 2500K/2600K is the better bet?
Here are the remaining system specs:
Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1 CM 690 II Advanced with default fans, didn't change anything about it Q6600 G0 stepping on stock speed and with stock cooler (cooling paste applied: Arctic Silver 5) Asus P5K SE/EPU (latest BIOS: 0501) Sapphire Vapor-X 5870 OC stock speed Seasonic X-850 OCZ Vertrex 2 120GB Samsung HD103SJ Samsung HD753LJ Samsung HD203WI A-Data DDR2/PC6400 800Mhz 2x2GB + Apacer 2GB Optiarc DVD-/+RW drive Monitor: Iiyama ProLite B2409HDS (1920x1080) Logitech G500 Logitech G15 Stereo Logitech Z-10 Steelseries Siberia v2
One fan isn't turned on at the moment. (In the top of the chassis) And the CPU temperature idle is around 50 degrees Celsius.
I meant G0 revision, sorry
i think your speck worth for this time ... just get aftermarket cooler , you can try OC or if you don't like you can send to me ...
Hyper212+ cooler would go well with you machine and allow for a nice OC.
Before buying a new system I would install new heatsink/fan to better cool down your CPU and allow for some overclocking. I recommend the following ZALMAN CNPS10X Performa for $30 after rebate.