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Why does this site have i5 out performing everything?

#1AdamJP10Posted 6/3/2012 7:49:14 AM
I thought i7 > i5

And the fps they're doing is painfully low :/

And how come on that site some of them have different processors in brackets?

So is i7 2600 not a good choice? Is i7 2600k much better? Is i5 even better than those?
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#2KidInTheHallPosted 6/3/2012 7:55:49 AM
Performance in bed with your girlfriend?

i5 >>>>> you
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#3DragnfyrPosted 6/3/2012 8:05:19 AM
For gaming the i7 is essentially equal to the i5
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#4triple sPosted 6/3/2012 8:07:53 AM(edited)
From what I understand, it's not really that the i5 is better is that you're not getting any performance increases going from a 2500k to a 2600k when it comes to gaming. Therefore if gaming is your primary use, it's much better to save your money and get the i5. The "k" is the version to get if you want to overclock, in which is the big deal with these CPU's to begin with.
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#5AdamJP10(Topic Creator)Posted 6/3/2012 8:08:23 AM
^ So is there a site where I can see safe clock speeds?
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#6DreDayyPosted 6/3/2012 8:10:15 AM
adamjp10 posted...
^ So is there a site where I can see safe clock speeds?

its not about the clock speed its about the voltage.
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#7AdamJP10(Topic Creator)Posted 6/3/2012 8:19:40 AM
I dont get it then.
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#8thaandieselPosted 6/3/2012 8:49:15 AM
just because the i7 has "hyperthreading" and is more expensive doesnt make it better. in this case specifically, the i5 is a stripped version of the i7, and everything that is stripped isnt being used in games, so the i5 is a little bit more efficient at fps than the i7 concerning gaming. even though some games use hyperthreading, its enough of a burden that when you disable it, you are able to overclock higher and use less voltage, which is a good thing all around.
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#9fuzzymanPosted 6/3/2012 9:04:41 AM
HT doesn't do as much for quad as it does dual core.
#10JonWood007Posted 6/3/2012 9:06:18 AM
i7 does outperform's just not worth buying for games, and only worthwhile for limited purposes.
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