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Does i5 2500k needs to be overclocked for single gpu

the card is gtx 570 which is only a single gpu..soo no sli is there a need to overclock the processor.then what is the difference between i5 2400 and i5 2500
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  1. Sorry I don’t understand the first part of your question. As far as the differences between the Intel® Core™ i5-2400, Intel Core i5-2500, and the Intel Core i5-2500K check below for a quick answer or see this site http://ark.intel.com/compare/52207,52209,52210
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    Intel Core i5-2400:
    -TXT (Trusted Execution Technology)
    -VT-d (Virtualization with directed I/O)
    -Intel HD 2000 Graphics
    -3.1GHz clock speed
    Intel Core i5-2500:
    -TXT (Trusted Execution Technology)
    -VT-d (Virtualization with directed I/O)
    -Intel HD 2000 Graphics
    -3.3GHz clock speed
    Intel Core i5-2500K:
    -Unlocked multiplier (allows the overclocking of the core clock speed)
    -Intel HD 3000 Graphics (improvement over the HD 2000 graphics)
    -3.3GHz clock speed but can be overclocked

    Christian Wood
    Intel Enthusiast Team
  2. IntelEnthusiast said:
    Sorry I don’t understand the first part of your question. As far as the differences between the Intel® Core™ i5-2400, Intel Core i5-2500, and the Intel Core i5-2500K check below for a quick answer or see this site http://ark.intel.com/compare/52207,52209,52210
    .

    Intel Core i5-2400:
    -TXT (Trusted Execution Technology)
    -VT-d (Virtualization with directed I/O)
    -Intel HD 2000 Graphics
    -3.1GHz clock speed
    Intel Core i5-2500:
    -TXT (Trusted Execution Technology)
    -VT-d (Virtualization with directed I/O)
    -Intel HD 2000 Graphics
    -3.3GHz clock speed
    Intel Core i5-2500K:
    -Unlocked multiplier (allows the overclocking of the core clock speed)
    -Intel HD 3000 Graphics (improvement over the HD 2000 graphics)
    -3.3GHz clock speed but can be overclocked

    Christian Wood
    Intel Enthusiast Team

    im using a gtx 570 card ..i will not sli my card..i dont know what is the use of overclocking using a single gpu..i want to know whether i5 2500 or 2400 will make me play all games at ultra settings at 1600x900 with all maxed out..or i have to wait for ivy bridge
  3. An i5-2500k will max just about anything with a single [decent] GPU, especially at 1600x900 resolution.

    That being said, theres really no point to getting a k series processor and NOT overclocking.
  4. An i3 with a GTX 570 maxes out games, I guess you understand that the i5 2500k doesn't need to be touched to own a game without any effort.
  5. Best answer
    vis:
    You've asked this question before, and the answer is still "Yes." There are already a couple of very demanding games that need overclocking to get the best performance out of. The future will only bring more of these demanding games.

    I have a 2500K and a GTX 570. Both are overclocked for best performance in games.
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