I5-2500, i5-2300 Benchmarks

Does anyone know of a website that displays benchmarks for the Intel i5-2500 and i5-2300 in video game tests?
Tomshardware only seems to supply those for L4D with medium settings with both surpassing 200fps. doesn't give me units so as far as I can tell, these benchmarks are only for adobe or something.

Even though it's obvious the 2500's better (by 20fps in Tom's tests), if both show fps' of >60 in BF3 at ultra settings, I won't actually notice a difference, will I? Gaming is the only use my computer will have.

I was pursuing the 2500 because it's flat out better for only $10 more. Newegg has the 2300 on sale for Valentine's day, though.
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  1. If no overclocking is involved, needs an I5 2500K, the performance difference is in the clock speed but with the same GPU (which is a more influential) there is little gain since the I5 2300 can keep well up with the cards.
  2. okay, I found a chart I was looking for:

    The biggest difference seems to be 10fps on Metro. My screen will be running at 1900x instead of 1680x so I guess the disparity between 2300 and 2500 may be bigger.

    I guess I'll just have to flip a coin; go for the 2300 and save $25 or just get the overall superior 2500.
  3. google it lolll!!!!
  4. $25 for 2.8ghz (3.1ghz turbo) -> 3.3ghz (3.7ghz turbo).... for sure it's worth it. Go with the 2500...
    another $20 for 3.3ghz to greater than 4.3ghz (at the very least) with a 2500k overclocked... now that's where the best value lies in my opinion.
  5. Best answer
    Yep at that price difference go for the 2500 but if you really want performance the 2500K to get overclocking capabilities with a Z68 or P67 motherboard.
  6. Just get a i5 2500k and save your self the headache as well provide some overclocking potential later on down the road.
  7. Best answer selected by LetsOlympics.
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