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. FinneousPJ a b à CPUs June 20, 2012 6:57:26 AM Yeah go Ivy i5 Related resources Intel Core i5 2500k vs Intel Core i7 2600k - Forum Core i7 2600k vs i5 2500k - Forum Core i5 2500k vs amd phenom ii x6 vs core i7 2600k - Forum Core i7 2600k v.s 2500k , you are amazed - Forum I5 2500k vs i7 2600k gaming , programming etc - 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. 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 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 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... tuddler June 22, 2012 10:00:11 PM Best answer selected by tuddler. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumI5 2500k vs i7 2600k ForumI5 2500k vs i7 2600k ForumI5 2500k vs i7 2600k . Worth the extra money??? ForumI7 2600k vs i5 2500k ForumCore i5 2500k vs core i7 950?which one ForumCore i5 2600k or i7 2600k ForumI5 2500k vs i7 2600k ? ForumPlease help a newbie understand why Seasonic PSU wont turn on :( ForumCore i7 3820 a solid choice? Forum[Solved] 2500k to the 3570k for $5? ForumWhats The best components for a gaming? Forum2500k temperatures Forum[Solved] Core i7 965 vs Core i7 970 Forum[Solved] 2500k or 8150 More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !