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I5 2320 or I5 2500?

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October 6, 2012 3:12:54 AM

Im planning on buying a I5 now,and I also plan to play games like The War Z,BF 3,Sleeping Dogs,Hitman Absolution and Borderlands 2.Is there like a huge difference between them?Like 20 fps?

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October 6, 2012 3:52:43 AM

Absolutely not. They both are physically the same identical chips, which intel has clocked differently.
Clock speed and price are the only differences between them :) 

i5-2320 = 3.0GHz, and the i5-2500 = 3.3GHz. So, the i5-2500 is only 10% faster.

If for example, the 2320 will give you 40fps, the 2500 will give you 44 fps on average (however, there are other things that affect fps other than clock speed, like your GPU. So, in the end, the CPU speed between the two is actually not so great).

PS- The 2500K is another i5 chip, that's unlocked. It will allow you to OC your CPU if required.
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October 6, 2012 3:58:18 AM

The difference won't even be 10% since most of the time your graphics card will be the bottleneck when gaming. The cheaper chip should be 95% the performance of the more expensive one in games.
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October 6, 2012 2:16:48 PM

I have an GTX 560,4GB RAM,can I max out most games with the I5 2400?
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October 6, 2012 2:36:40 PM

The difference in FPS will be between 0 and 2 percent.
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October 6, 2012 2:52:42 PM


Your graphics is killing you (depending more/less on your rez)

Dump the CPU idea and snag an HD7850, clock it up near-7870, and improve your frames 30%-plus.

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October 6, 2012 5:02:37 PM

My rez is 1440x900 and I just bought the GPU,Im not getting an 7850,no way.
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October 6, 2012 5:05:52 PM

skonlogick said:
My rez is 1440x900 and I just bought the GPU,Im not getting an 7850,no way.

At that resolution? Most definitely.
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