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I5 2500k GPU advice.......

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November 22, 2011 9:35:55 PM

So, If I get the I5 2500k, and ad a decent video card, (6950 2GB), the integrated CPU graphics are null, correct? What type of mobo will help me utilize the integrated GPU on the CPU?! Is there a type of board that will let the CPU's onboard GPU support the video card?!! From what I've read, you can only have one or the other. Looks confusing...I know you know what I'm talkin about!!! HELP A BROTHER OUT MAN!!! :) 

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November 22, 2011 9:39:59 PM

I mean, why not get an AMD quad core 3.7? Once I hook that card up I should only need RAW CPU speed beyond the GPU!!!??? Will this I5 really work better in a gaming PC???!!
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November 22, 2011 9:57:44 PM

Has anybody seen Tom!!?? Help me out and I will contemplate soliciting your advertisers. TOM!!!! (might have to shuffle over towards OVERCLOCKERS.COM.) An infinite number of geeks spewing suggestions. RIGHT RIGHT!!? Right Right....!! (Im a geek also....all due respect.)
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November 22, 2011 10:03:39 PM

2500k is better in most benchmarks. Plus it easily is overclockable to 4.4 on air cooling. Unless you are doing video editing or some other heavy multi-core process then you would ideally want a 2600k. But for gaming the 2500k is a beast.
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November 22, 2011 10:07:45 PM

lol calm down!

The I5 is a beast and it will make a difference.

No the on-board GPU will not help your video card... But why would you want that?
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November 22, 2011 10:14:30 PM

Well, whats the point of spending money on a chip with an onboard GPU if yer graphics card will override it? And, the I5 2500k will show an increase in performance over the fastest AMD quad core on the market??
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November 22, 2011 10:24:59 PM

Z68 the way to go for a Intel I5 gaming config!!???
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November 22, 2011 10:25:15 PM

Ok,

There isn't a point, if your intending to buy a video card then there isn't any point in buying a cpu with a built in GPU....

Have a look at the benchmarks yourself, but from what I have seen the i5 2500k is faster than AMD's quadcores
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November 22, 2011 10:27:48 PM

.....serenity now...........(I have ZERO patience) OK. Time for dinner. Be back In a few.
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November 22, 2011 10:29:50 PM

Ok...thank you very much!! From what I can get, The I5 smokes all CPUs for gaming. This will be my choice!! Now for the proper chipset........
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November 22, 2011 10:32:22 PM

littlepowell73 said:
Well, whats the point of spending money on a chip with an onboard GPU if yer graphics card will override it? And, the I5 2500k will show an increase in performance over the fastest AMD quad core on the market??


The point isn't to spend the money because it has integrated graphics; it's to spend the money because it's a better CPU period than any of the AMD quad-cores. Clock speed alone isn't an apples-to-apples comparison between those two architectures. Check out any number of benchmarks.

Plus, as others have mentioned, you can overclock the crap out of the i5-2500k.
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November 22, 2011 10:33:22 PM

Maybe you should learn to be patient?

I would not say that it 'smokes' all CPUs for gaming in my opinion it seems to be the best cost/performance CPU for sale at the moment.
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November 22, 2011 11:09:58 PM

Patient? Nah. Not a man of virtue. But I will look into the I5. Was looking at an AMD Phenom X4 980. But it seems the Intel chips are a little more stable overclocked. Heat is another issue. More research....right right? Thanks for the input!!
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January 2, 2013 9:02:41 AM

littlepowell73 said:
Has anybody seen Tom!!?? Help me out and I will contemplate soliciting your advertisers. TOM!!!! (might have to shuffle over towards OVERCLOCKERS.COM.) An infinite number of geeks spewing suggestions. RIGHT RIGHT!!? Right Right....!! (Im a geek also....all due respect.)



erm, Tom sold Tomshardware years ago - you are very unlikely to see Tom here ever again
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January 2, 2013 9:07:51 AM

littlepowell73 said:
Well, whats the point of spending money on a chip with an onboard GPU if yer graphics card will override it? And, the I5 2500k will show an increase in performance over the fastest AMD quad core on the market??



Depending on your needs - intel quick sync, virtu, and media espresso or DVD Fab.
Will whip the butt off cuda in fps transcode and depending who you ask the quality is at least as good if not better than cuda (or AMD's version of same) technology.
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January 2, 2013 12:40:47 PM

If anything, the integrated GPU will slow you down. I have a similar build (i5 2500k and a 7950), and the integrated CPU will be the default graphics set for your operating system. Just go into your settings and disable the integrated graphics, because you will never need them, even for power savings, because radeon cards clock themselves down to 300 mhz and lower voltage when extra computing isn't needed for games.
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