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Core i5 2500k vs Core i7 2600k in gaming

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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..
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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.
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June 20, 2012 6:57:26 AM

Yeah go Ivy i5 ;) 
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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.
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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 ;)  :lol: 
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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
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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...
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June 22, 2012 10:00:11 PM

Best answer selected by tuddler.
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