When will the infamous i5 2500k be outdated for gaming? Tags: CPUs Gaming Processors Intel i5 Last response: January 8, 2012 10:37 AM in CPUs Share fsujoseph January 8, 2012 1:11:00 AM I don't think this question has been asked, so when do you think this processor will no longer be adequate for new games? I have an i5 2500k and a 6970 so I am hoping to get 3-4 years out of my CPU without an overclock and eventually x-fire my GPU. Anyways, what do you guys think? More about : infamous 2500k outdated gaming rds1220 a c 152 à CPUs a b 4 Gaming January 8, 2012 1:57:51 AM fsujoseph said:I don't think this question has been asked, so when do you think this processor will no longer be adequate for new games? I have an i5 2500k and a 6970 so I am hoping to get 3-4 years out of my CPU without an overclock and eventually x-fire my GPU. Anyways, what do you guys think? It will depend. Personally when will it be out of date, when it stops doing what you want. Technologically when will it be out of date, probably when Haswell comes out in 2013. m 0 l jaguarskx a c 480 à CPUs a b 4 Gaming January 8, 2012 3:06:53 AM As soon as you think that games are running too slow for your taste. That could be tomorrow... it varies from person to person. m 0 l Related resources Best for gaming? Core i5 2500k or amd fx-8350? - Forum I5 2500K for gaming ? Or should I ? - Forum core i5 2500k gtx660ti 8gb 1600mhz vs ps4 which is best for gaming - Forum i5 2500k vs 3570 (NOT 3570k) for gaming - Forum which motherboard for I5 2500k (gaming) - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Devastater6194 January 8, 2012 8:55:00 AM People are still using core 2 duos now which is 6 years old now so you should get years out of that 2500k. Will you still be able to xfire 10970's, probably not. Depends on how tempted you get when you see new tech as to when you upgrade. m 0 l truegenius a b à CPUs January 8, 2012 10:23:26 AM it will take around 5 years m 0 l Gamer-girl January 8, 2012 10:37:35 AM fsujoseph said:I have an i5 2500k and a 6970 so I am hoping to get 3-4 years out of my CPU without an overclock and eventually x-fire my GPU. Why did you buy a 'K' series CPU without planning to overclock it? It most likely will last 3-4 years, you should consider overclocking it though. A stock i5 2500k might bottleneck those cards though. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedIs the i5 2500k worth overclocking for game performance? Forum SolvedWhich is better i5 2500k or Amd any budget cpu for Gaming??? Forum SolvedI5 2500k or i5 3570k??? (New Gaming Rig) Forum Upgrading question, OC on i5 2500k and a new GPU for Full HD gaming Forum SolvedI5 2500k VS I5 3570K? What are the differences for gaming? Forum SolvedUpgrading gaming PC - from E7500 to i5 2500k? Forum SolvedCore i5 2500k vs Core i7 2600k in gaming Forum SolvedBudget + Gaming = i5 2500k + GTX 560 ti = $700.00 Forum SolvedShould i get the i5 2500k or the i7 2700k for gaming? Forum SolvedI5 2500k or i5 3570k for gaming Forum Solvedpls help i5 2500k or i7 3370k for games Forum SolvedDo I get a i5 2500k or i7 2600k for gaming!? Forum SolvedFX-6100 or I5 2500k (gaming) Forum SolvedBest Gaming Mobo for an I5 2500k? Forum SolvedI5 2500k vs i7 2600k for gaming Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !