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Is this site true?

#1AdamJP10Posted 6/3/2012 8:01:35 AM
http://www.geek.com/articles/games/nvidia-proves-intels-core-i7-is-money-wasted-for-gamers-20090430/

I really don't get how processors rank anymore! The "best" and newest ones are advertised, I look them up on google only to find sites saying older ones for half the price are doing just as well!

I was sure i7 was the best, and 2600 being the best version, but I'm seeing that it runs games on low at 50 fps compared to i5 going 90+ with the same parts.

I need a full explanation of this ranking order of processors, as companies look to make it as confusing as possible with choosing seemingly random numbers for each of their processors.
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#2SomeMacGuyPosted 6/3/2012 8:13:00 AM
i3-2120
i5-2500k

that's all you need to know
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#3AdamJP10(Topic Creator)Posted 6/3/2012 8:18:33 AM
^ doesn't help me at all.
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#460secondAssasinPosted 6/3/2012 8:22:39 AM(edited)
SomeMacGuy posted...
i3-2120
i5-2500k

that's all you need to know


this. that site is old. the message stands and is as true today as it was then though. also, the 2600 is not intel's best by far. it can't even overclock. the i7 is an i5 with 3mb extra cache and a feature called "hyperthreading" which is 99% useless to pc gamers. you can ask google these questions and look up some benchmarks for yourself.
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#5Telecom_ItaliaPosted 6/3/2012 8:39:48 AM
From: SomeMacGuy | #002
i3-2120
i5-2500k

that's all you need to know

Someone sticky this now.
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#6AdamJP10(Topic Creator)Posted 6/3/2012 8:41:06 AM
Someone explain what he meant with that.
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#7SomeMacGuyPosted 6/3/2012 8:45:10 AM
From: adamjp10 | #006
Someone explain what he meant with that.

those are the best value CPUs
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