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When will the infamous i5 2500k be outdated for gaming?

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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?
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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 Personally when will it be out of date, when it stops doing what you want. Technologically when will it be out of date, probably when Haswell comes out in 2013.
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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.
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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.
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January 8, 2012 10:23:26 AM

it will take around 5 years
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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.
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