Yes on all tasks that can not use the 8 thread capability of the I7! That includes gaming.
OK, for example i just play gameslike MW3, BF3, CRYSIS, WOW, and use applications like video and audio converters, play music, internet, burning music.
In a normal day i play MW3, and my wife see a movie in HD and the same time im using the DVD shrink for back up my DVD's and downloading movies or music with the jdownloader, any of this process use 8 threads?
my friend getting 2500k gives you even better performance as you as that 2500k 4.1GHZ OC beat the i7 non k version yes it can beat but get a decent cooler to overclock your CPU way too high like 4.6GHz or 4.8GHz.i7 has only 4 extra thread but 2500k competete with it's 4cores.
Well i have the 2600k i don't count the K because i don't overclock it yet, and i can do all that thing very well, but i was thinking in sale it and get the 2500k for be more closer to get the GTX 580, right now i have the GTX 460 768MB and i need more graphic power, my Mobo is not SLI so i need a single card solution, but i think if really the 8threads help me more than 4 in multitasking, then im gonna keep the i7.
Besides like pro-gamer say, im gonna need a decent cooler for OC, and i just have the stock cooler from intel, and i dont want to OC with that piece of crap cooler, and getting a good cooler means waste more money
Well thanks for the advice you two guys, im gonna stay with the 2600k and in the future i get a good cooler and OC it, maybe a coolermaster Hyper 212+ that is the most cheap cooler that i know i hope will work for the LGA1155
The 212+ does work on LGA1155! A GTX560ti- GTX570 would be a good upgrade from 460 768MB.
I think you are right because my monitor is 21" @ 1680 x 1050, but i think the GTX 560 Ti is not a big upgrade instead, off course is better than the 460 but not much like the 570, i'll keep that in mind in february when im getting my Graphic card, for the moment the 460 768mb do the job in almost all games, just the CRYSIS 1 and 2 and the BF3 need the upgrade, lol
well i have my old Computer, and my plan was, sell it for 360 dollars is a phenom x4 with 4gb ddr2 and 500gb hdd with the gtx 460 and a NZXT zero 2 case, 700W PSU and dvd burner, and from here to february save like140 dollars and get the 580, i don't know if i can wait or sell my old PC and get a 560 Ti or 570, i want to play BF3 @ max settings