Solved Core i5 2500k vs Core i7 2600k in gaming Tags: CPUs Core Intel i7 Intel i5 Last response: June 22, 2012 10:00 PM in CPUs Share tuddler June 20, 2012 6:31:17 AM Hi, what CPU is much better to buy in terms of games right now and for the next 2 years? Core i5 2500k or Core i7 2600k.. More about : core 2500k core 2600k gaming DJDeCiBeL a c 283 à CPUs June 20, 2012 6:34:57 AM About the same in gaming, honestly. Just go with the 2500k (or 3570K). By the time HT means anything for gaming, you'll want another upgrade anyway. m 0 l FinneousPJ a b à CPUs June 20, 2012 6:57:26 AM Yeah go Ivy i5 m 0 l Related resources Core i5 2500k vs amd phenom ii x6 vs core i7 2600k - Forum Intel Core i5 2500k vs Intel Core i7 2600k - Forum Core i7 2600k vs i5 2500k - Forum Intel Core i7 2600K or The Core i5 2500K? - Forum Intel Core i7 2600K or The Core i5 2500K? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer esrever a b à CPUs June 20, 2012 6:58:47 AM the i5 is better. Hyperthreading in the i7 can take a 1-2% penalty as well as cause stuttering in some games. m 0 l bigcyco1 a b à CPUs June 20, 2012 7:35:30 AM I would just go with the i5-2500k or i5-3570K which ever is cheaper i go with m 0 l Best solution rdx07 June 20, 2012 11:41:36 AM i5 2500k or i5 3570k for just few bucks more. i5 and i7 will perform the same in gaming unless the application you're using needs the benefit from hyperthreading Share tuddler June 22, 2012 9:59:40 PM Thanks guys.. I can't pick the best answer cause all of you have the same answers and reasons... m 0 l tuddler June 22, 2012 10:00:11 PM Best answer selected by tuddler. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedI5 2500k vs i7 2600k for gaming Forum Solvedis core i5 3570k or i7 2600k is good for gaming ? Forum Core i7 2600k v.s 2500k, you are amazed Forum I5 2500k vs i7 2600k fairly heavy gaming Forum core i5 2500k gtx660ti 8gb 1600mhz vs ps4 which is best for gaming Forum Core i5 2500k vs core i7 950?which one Forum I7 2600k vs 6-core processor for gaming + 3D Rendering Forum SolvedHaving Core i5 NON K Hould I buy a 2500K or a 2600K Forum SolvedI5 2500k vs i7 2600k Forum Intel core i5 2500k vs 3570k for gaming Forum SolvedDo I get a i5 2500k or i7 2600k for gaming!? Forum SolvedI5 vs. 6 Core Sandy Bridge E i7 for Gaming Forum I7 2700k vs 2600k vs i5 2500k vs i7 3770k Forum SolvedIntel Core I5 3570K vs Intel Core I5 2500K Forum SolvedGtx 570 with core i5 2500k/i7 930 OR gtx 560ti with core i7 2600k? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !