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Worth to upgrade?

  • CPUs
  • Intel
  • Intel i5
Last response: in CPUs
December 28, 2011 3:12:11 AM

I have an intel i5 650 @ 3.2ghz and I was wondering if it is worth to upgrade to an intel 2500k for GAMING (most likely be overclocked to 4.4ghz).

I have a gtx 560 ti by the way.


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a b à CPUs
December 28, 2011 3:44:51 AM

It will only make a difference in Skyrim, basically. The Ti shouldn't max your CPU in other games.
a b à CPUs
December 28, 2011 4:43:22 AM

Why not invest in a good HSF and push your Clarkdale up over 4ghz. These chips easily break 4.5+ and could take much more overclocking than the coveted Lynnfields. There are plenty of Clarkdales out there running at 5ghz on air. Don't forget you also have HT, so while you might be limited to 2 physical cores you're not going to see much degradation running games that utilize 3 cores.

If my thoughts weren't obvious, I'll be clear. Save your money for upgrades elsewhere.