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Changing a i5 750 to a 2500k

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December 31, 2011 12:27:50 AM

Hi, i was wondering if i would notice any difference if i change my i5 750 for a 2500k. Mainly in gaming. I have a HD 6970 2gb. The thing is that i watch youtube videos with same ATI card and they get like 10-15 fps more than me in same settings and resolution. When i go to those peoples specs, the only difference is that they own a 2500k.
I think it doesn't affects gaming performance but maybe its a combination of old Mobo plus i5 750 that makes my fpss low.

My system specs are:
i5 750
8Gb ram 1333
6970 2gb
Mobo: Intel DH55TC

I'd be changing the MOBO too.

PS: Money is not an issue in this particular matter. Don't take that into consideration please. I just want to know if it improves gaming experience as well as the whole experience.

Thanks everyone!

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December 31, 2011 12:44:11 AM

I doubt you'd see much differences, maybe they have OC'ed their cpus or gpus.

I don't think you will see enough difference in gaming upgrading to a 2500k as you might as well get another 6970 and OC your current cpu.

you'd get more fps than a cpu upgrade.
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December 31, 2011 12:49:25 AM

Clocks is probably the answer. More so if you are running stock on that 750 like I do. Anyone with a 2500K that has his OC'd to 4GHZ+ will be able to feed that 6970 with data a little faster. OC your 750 to match.

And remember, 10FPS might seem like a lot, but if you look at it in terms of percentage, I think things will change.
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December 31, 2011 12:50:29 AM

The I5-750 OCs pretty easily to 3.2 GHz
I have both the I5-750 and the I5-2500k.
For the I5-750 I used DDR3-1600, set the Bclock to 400 (runs the ram sychronious) and set the cpu multiplier to 8. I think I bumbed the vcore voltage up judt a little (on vacation, so can not check)
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December 31, 2011 12:54:56 AM

Why don't you try for at least 3.8ghz or more then you won't notice enough of a difference between what you got and a 2500k.
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December 31, 2011 1:46:37 AM

I wouldn't bother upgrading until Intel releases Haswell in 2013.

Ivy Bridge is coming out in 2012, but performance boost at the same clock speed will probably be relatively small. My guess is 6% +/- 1%. I've seen some people posting that they hope to see as much as a 40% increase in performance. Yeah... Good luck with that especially since this is suppose to only be a minor tweak to the CPU core. It probably takes 3 or 4 updates to a CPU core architecture to get a 40% increase in performance.
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December 31, 2011 10:07:43 AM

nup wait for ivy bridge and the latest chipset with usb 3.0,sata 6g,pci 3.0 dont buy i5 2500k now bcz new processoers are coming
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December 31, 2011 10:38:51 AM

Adding another 6970 will give much more frames per second than a cpu upgrade.
see the charts
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December 31, 2011 11:01:20 AM

i am guessing you dont OC the i5- 750.

i suggest you try to OC it to about 3.2 ghz. at that speeds, it is almost equal to a stock 2500k.

for gaming, thats all you need.
for more performance, get another graphic card.

do you play a lot of RPG, MMORPG, RTS?

then get a 2500k.
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December 31, 2011 11:24:12 AM

ummm everyone is saying overclock his 750 but do any of yu notice he has an Intel H55 mobo?
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December 31, 2011 11:26:44 AM

you can see here
www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html

i5-750 is near phenom 2 x4 965 and is far behind i5-2500k.
A cpu upgrade will definately improve performance in cpu intesive games and softwares.

But upgrading to sb when ivy is on the door is not a that good idea.

You can upgrade now but will have to upgrade in very near future.

So wait for intel's ivy quad core gaming cpu

something about ivy here
www.wccftech.com/intel-ivy-bridge-22nm-core-i7-3770k-es...
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December 31, 2011 1:09:41 PM

Truegenius, what does passmark have to do with gaming?
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December 31, 2011 1:25:35 PM

Not worth upgrading from an i5 760 to an i5 2500k. I say wait for Ivy Bridge processors which would be worthwhile

Get a Noctua DH-14 aftermarket CPU cooler and overclock your processor and buy another 6970 for crossfire. That would be a much better option
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December 31, 2011 1:27:26 PM

Why is that? Looking only at the CPU, IB should be more or less the same as SB.

Unless you know something we don't.
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December 31, 2011 1:59:39 PM

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Why is that? Looking only at the CPU, IB should be more or less the same as SB.

Unless you know something we don't.


There's no reason to upgrade from a 760 to a 2500k as you won't notice much difference in performance except for benchmarks. An i5 760 can be overclocked well with a DH-14 aftermarket cooler. And more performance can be achieved by buying another 6970 for crossfire, rather than wasting the money on a processor and a motherboard when you already have a similar performance CPU
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December 31, 2011 4:30:37 PM

Thanks to everyone for the suggestions! I'd do a crossfire buying another 6970 but my mobo doesnt support it. If i buy one of the newest mothers there, will i be able to install upcoming cpus to it?

Also, i live in Argentina. The problem with this is that everything comes later here. The 6970 is the highest end card today in the market here. 6990 or 580 are like 1100 dollars and its so ridiculous that no one gets them. (1 dollar is 4.3 peso). I totally agree with everything everyone's said and is logical. But, officially, the 2500k is like a month old here. I bought my i5 750 and the 6970 at the us like 6 months ago or something (At that time i'd have got a 5770 here, for the same price). i know this country is ridiculous but i cant do nothing about it.

So, i guess i'll buy a new mobo and just make dual 6970 (for better gaming performance), or wait till i go to the us again in the upcoming year and get new stuff.

Thanks again, and happy new year!
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December 31, 2011 7:23:19 PM

if you need more performance, you might as well upgrade to the 2500k if you can't crossfire but I think it would be wise to wait at least a while since theres hardly any games that can't be played on max with that setup.
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January 2, 2012 12:52:22 AM

i own a i5 760 and a i7 2600k and i have my i5 760 oc'd to 4ghz and i am also running a h55 mobo on the 760. To be honest i don't notice any difference in frame rates between the two at all! Also im not 100% sure about the 750 but i know the 760 oc's extremely well! 4ghz was done without even adjusting stock vcore #'s
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January 2, 2012 1:11:14 AM

Deeks said:
i own a i5 760 and a i7 2600k and i have my i5 760 oc'd to 4ghz and i am also running a h55 mobo on the 760. To be honest i don't notice any difference in frame rates between the two at all! Also im not 100% sure about the 750 but i know the 760 oc's extremely well! 4ghz was done without even adjusting stock vcore #'s


It's not just the fact that he's using an H55 motherboard, as I had my i7 870 at 3.6ghz stable with HT enabled on an ASRock H55DE3.....it's the fact he's using an INTEL DH55TC motherboard... Intel isn't known for entry-level or budget motherboards that support overclocking.
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January 7, 2012 8:58:19 PM

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