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I5-2500K vs i5-2550K

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February 19, 2012 6:55:19 PM

Other than the -2550K not having integrated graphics, does there seem to be any difference in the 2 cpus? Also, if the -2550K lacks the IGP, does that also get rid of quick sync technology or anything else that's on the -2500K with the IGP?

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February 19, 2012 6:58:27 PM

its 100mhz faster

and yes i think you lose quick sync and virtu

dont know if it will run cooler due to no igp

and if it may overclock better
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February 19, 2012 7:04:33 PM

If you were building a new system from scratch with either a Z68 or P67 mb, which cpu would you use? And is there an advantage using the Z68 over the P67 if you can't use the virtu technology or quick sync?
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February 19, 2012 7:11:49 PM

i'd go 2500k or ivb, in case quicksync become more useful
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February 19, 2012 7:18:03 PM

I plan to use it predominantly for gaming more than anything, so would trading no IGP for an extra 100MHz be better if I don't plan to really create and upload videos to YouTube or something? The only time I'd really be doing much with video is if I was transferring it from my camera to my computer for storage or minor editing
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February 20, 2012 5:54:17 AM

i would go the 2500k

the extra 100mhz is nothing as the 2500k will overclock to 4.5ghz or so with a decent cooler

and quick sync is usefull for transferring from camera to computer
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February 20, 2012 6:03:26 AM

mcnumpty23 said:
and quick sync is usefull for transferring from camera to computer


well for transcoding to a smaller format once it has been transferred
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February 20, 2012 7:32:09 AM

A whole lot of nothing for more money, buy a 2500K the 2550K is a product of AMD lacking a A-Game.
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February 27, 2012 2:11:53 PM

the 2550k is for overclockers. not having the igp is suppose to yield even higher clocks. unless you are an extreme overclocker who needs that few extra mhz . get teh normal 2500k.
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February 27, 2012 2:55:20 PM

2500k with z68 board ensures you the ability to upgrade to ivybridge, however a p67 board will not.
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February 27, 2012 3:01:32 PM

Really the Intel® Core™ i5-2550K is there to help us meet demand for the Intel Core i5-2500K. In the enthusiast space the Intel Core i5-2500K is by far our best selling processor. Even at a company like Newegg.com they have had days where they have run out of stock. We have heard from a number of performance users how they don't need the IGP (Integrated Graphics on Processor) so this allowed us to release this processor.

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Intel Enthusiast Team
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February 27, 2012 3:07:04 PM

amuffin said:
2500k with z68 board ensures you the ability to upgrade to ivybridge, however a p67 board will not.


I think that is only 'leaked' status?
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February 27, 2012 8:06:15 PM

Best answer selected by tech_geek23.
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April 27, 2012 4:17:40 AM

My Asus P8P67 EVO WITH A firmware BIOS update takes 'ivy bridge', I have already updated, and can assure it will work according to Asus.

"CHECK THEIR SUPPORT PAGE AND SEE. CHEERS!"
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