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I5 2500k or i5 2570k or piledriver?

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October 3, 2012 9:23:50 PM

i5 2500k or i5 2570k or wait for piledriver?

i will be using my computer for gaming, html and some java scripting.
i will be using big software like photoshop, dreamweaver and fireworks. i'll be using 2 monitors and playing games.
would like to multitask with ease and no lagg what so ever.

1.which one i5 2500k or i5 2570k or wait for piledriver?

2. also would you recommend an ssd over an hhd even tho the prices is alot more?

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a c 109 à CPUs
October 3, 2012 9:27:16 PM

I,m still going to say wait for piledriver, it should be good for all those things at a cheaper price, i think..
October 3, 2012 9:30:14 PM

okay, it's meant to be releasing quite soon, so i'll see what the benchmarks are like.

also what would you recommend an ssd or hdd?

or get a 60gb ssd and get a 1tb hdd? i know this is'nt in the type forum but i would be saving alot time not to post a new one.
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a c 109 à CPUs
October 3, 2012 9:39:24 PM

If you can get both then that will be better, the usual setup is a SSD for the OS and applications that you use the most, and a HDD for data.

What is your budget on storage?
October 3, 2012 9:56:07 PM

Intel's are better for gaming at the moment, but that could change with piledriver, i highly doubt it, but hey crazier stuff has happened.
October 3, 2012 9:58:21 PM

jay_nar2012 said:
If you can get both then that will be better, the usual setup is a SSD for the OS and applications that you use the most, and a HDD for data.

Ditto, this pretty much mirrors the ideal setup these days. Responsiveness and overall speed of JUST an SSD for your OS drive instead of an HDD will be felt without a doubt on even some of the oldest computers.

With Piledriver so close, it can't hurt to wait and see what level it performs at. Maybe that bang-for-the-buck factor will really come back into focus for this architecture.
October 3, 2012 10:03:07 PM

yeh, maybe the piledriver will just be as good as the i5 or even better.. but amd has really let me down with the release of the bulldozers..

i'm just wondering if i5 is really worth that much of money.
October 3, 2012 10:06:51 PM

i meant 3570k
October 3, 2012 10:08:13 PM

well ill just wait.
a c 109 à CPUs
October 3, 2012 10:08:47 PM

Piledriver won't perform like current i5s, maybe 1st gen (possibly second gen).

I wouldn't throw the 120GB HDD, you could use both a SSD, 1TB HDD and 120GB HHD so you would have around 1.5TB in total including OS and a few apps.
October 3, 2012 10:23:18 PM

Based on Trinity's performance, Piledriver will be mostly multi-threaded and/or inter calculation heavy app friendly. Stuff that requires less than 8-4 threads or are heavy on floating point calculations won't do very well compared to the i5.
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