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January 21, 2012 10:06:31 AM

i have just got an i5 2500k, an asus p8z68 pro an am soon to buy some corsair dominator 8gb kit, i suppose i am just wondering in advance whether i will see a marked difference in processor power, or should i just upgrade to 5series nvidia and save my dosh for now. :) 

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January 21, 2012 10:25:08 AM

chrisman86 said:
i have just got an i5 2500k, an asus p8z68 pro an am soon to buy some corsair dominator 8gb kit, i suppose i am just wondering in advance whether i will see a marked difference in processor power, or should i just upgrade to 5series nvidia and save my dosh for now. :) 

thanks


ok so have i asked a stupid question or something?? i5 2500k is 3/4 years newer tech than qx6850, BUT both at 3.3ghz the i5 has 6mb cache where my qx has 8mb cache, so i am wondering, will it be worth the effort of the rebuild ?? please
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January 21, 2012 10:39:39 AM

ignore cache to a large degree
2500k will OC like crazy
but the ultimate question is what are you going to do with it, if gaming, then GPU all the way, i'm ona Q9550 and am waiting for ivybridge, others in similar position are waiting for haswell (2013+)
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January 21, 2012 10:43:45 AM

90% gaming use, my gtx 460 and my qx6850 are both taking a beating with bf3, would upgrading to 570/580 take some load off my cpu?
January 21, 2012 10:43:50 AM

The 2500k has nearly twice of the power of QX6850. I own 2600k and even when I disable 2 cores, there is no difference in framerate in Battlefield 3 but still 2 cores have more power than 4 of QX6850. I don't know what kind of GPU are you using. If you are using PC for gaming and you will not install nothing more than GTX560 I would stay with that CPU. If you want to go with SLI or cards like GTX570 or more I would change CPU first. That is my opinion. Waiting for newer technology is sensless because there always will be another one for which you can wait.
January 21, 2012 10:51:03 AM

like i sed i already have the 2500k an p8z68 pro i am just short some ddr3 to put in there, but the whole rebuilding malarky is effort, but as you say 2500k is more than twice the power, i think i will splash out on the memory and a 5series and reap the benefits of an all round upgrade, it seems it will be worth it, thanks for youer reply guys
January 21, 2012 11:02:30 AM

Here http://www.cpubenchmark.net/ you can compare CPUs performance. This test is quite authoritative because it is performing whole range of CPU calculations. From gaming, transcoding to compression tests.
January 21, 2012 11:06:58 AM

WOW 2500k is well up that list compared to my qx6850 didnt think there would be that much difference in power, thanks..... QX6850 for sale lol
January 21, 2012 11:14:15 AM

So now you can see how much power is in Sandy Bridge CPUs. If BF 3 is using only 50% of 4 cores on ultra details I think it will be enough for gaming for next couple years.
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January 21, 2012 12:08:42 PM

However, if you have a budget the biggest bang for buck would come from a better GPU, if you have no budget then both GPU, and CPU (and ancilliaries)
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