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.
CPUBenchmark.net 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.
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.
$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.