Closed I5-2500k vs Core 2 Quad...or just AMD Tags: CPUs Core Motherboards Quad Product Last response: January 14, 2012 1:04 PM in CPUs Share Broelski January 14, 2012 11:53:41 AM Hi there, I'm going to buy a new motherboard to support my crossfire setting and I was wondering... Currently, my motherboard has a core 2 quad 3.0ghz 12MB cache. If I buy a new modern motherboard I'm guessing the old generation of intel processors will not work anymore, will they? So..would it be a good upgrade if I buy an i5-2500k? I heard good things about it but I need to know: Will it give me a better performance from the core 2 quad I have? Or should I simply just go for AMD CPUs? I heard they're cheaper than intel and are pretty decent as well. I could definitely use whatever recommendations you guys through at me More about : 2500k core quad amd sosofm a b à CPUs a c 107 V Motherboard January 14, 2012 12:01:49 PM Buy an 2500k. Is much better than any Core2Quad or AMD. Score 0 Best solution sosofm a b à CPUs a c 107 V Motherboard January 14, 2012 12:03:37 PM If you buy 2500k ill recomand you this motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... is not expensive and is good , support SLI or Crossfire. Share Related resources AMD FX-8150 Eight-Core vs i5-2500k sandy bridge - Forum Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz vs. AMD FX-8150 3.6GHz - Forum Perormance of core i5-2500k vs amd a8-3850 - Forum Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz vs. AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz - Forum AMD Phenom II X6 1090T vs Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Broelski January 14, 2012 12:24:39 PM Best answer selected by Broelski. Score 0 Broelski January 14, 2012 12:25:03 PM sosofm said:If you buy 2500k ill recomand you this motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... is not expensive and is good , support SLI or Crossfire. Thanks a lot, I'm looking into it right now. EDIT: Does this particular motherboard support wireless LAN? Or just wired lan? Score 0 Broelski January 14, 2012 12:28:38 PM Another thing: Should I buy a custom cooler? I'm thinking of OC'ing it a bit Score 0 whatsthatnoise a b à CPUs January 14, 2012 12:38:06 PM A custom cooler is always preferable. You can check the "Details" Tab on Newegg to see more specific features. Most if not all motherboards come with LAN, no WLAN. Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedIntel® Core™ i3-3240 VS Intel® Core™ i5-2500K Forum AMD FX-9370 vs. Intel Core i7-4770K: A dilemma of more than just numbers; The requiem of a broke gamer Forum Solved(AMD Radeon R7 260X 2GB + AMD FX-4300 CPU) vs (Intel Core i3 4330 CPU + AMD Radeon R9 270 2GB) Forum SolvedIntel 2-core 2.40 GHz VS. AMD 4-core 2.20 GHz Forum SolvedIntel Core2 Quad Processor Q9400 vs AMD Dual-Core Processor E-350 Forum Solved2.0GHz AMD quad-core (A6-5200) vs 2.3GHz 2nd generation Intel Core i3 (i3-2348M) Forum SolvedAmd A6 4400m at 2.7 vs amd quad core a6 5200m at 2.0 ghz per core Forum I have a hp pavillon factory built computer with a amd athlon dual core 64 x2 clocked at 2.6 ghz with 4gb of ram and just on b Forum SolvedAMD Athlon X2 340 Dual Core vs Intel Core 2 Quad Forum SolvedAMD Athlon X2 340 vs Intel Core 2 Quad Forum Solvedamd vs core 2 quad Forum Solved3 3ghz intel core i5-2500k vs 3 4ghz intel core 17 Forum SolvedAMD Phenom II X4 965 VS. Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Forum SolvedI5-2500k 3.3GHz vs. i5-3470 3.2GHz? Forum SolvedIntel Core 2 Quad Q8300 vs AMD Phenom II Triple CoreP840 Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !