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User Info: Tekutso

Tekutso
1 month ago#11
Multi core enhancement was turned off


You know that makes a huge difference right...

But yeah, as far as gaming goes, it isn't that big of a difference. In 5 years or so it probably will be if games make use of the multi core processors. But at the same time, it does literally everything else way better and faster, and CPU intensive games will benefit.
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User Info: Jason_Hudson

Jason_Hudson
1 month ago#12
johnny_pay posted...
an i5 2500k will be showing its age.


Found this with GTA V at 1440p, cores sat at or near 100% most of the time in built up areas.

At that point I decided to upgrade.
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oblique365
1 month ago#13
Jason_Hudson posted...
johnny_pay posted...
an i5 2500k will be showing its age.


Found this with GTA V at 1440p, cores sat at or near 100% most of the time in built up areas.

At that point I decided to upgrade.


Interesting i remember people saying a OCed 2500k could match my 4590 but i definitely dont go anywhere near 100% on gta v. Maybe 70 max. Usually 60.
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HeliosMagi
1 month ago#14
What if you're building a PC from scratch rather than upgrading?
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User Info: Tekutso

Tekutso
1 month ago#15
Jason_Hudson posted...
johnny_pay posted...
an i5 2500k will be showing its age.


Found this with GTA V at 1440p, cores sat at or near 100% most of the time in built up areas.

At that point I decided to upgrade.


At 1440 it doesn't really matter, your 1080 is doing 99% of the work. At higher res 1st gen intel chips perform almost the same as 8th gen with cards as powerful as a 1060 or better. Because the gpu is doing all the work. You look at benchmarks at 720p, you will see a big difference with cpu, and a little difference at 1080.
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User Info: Tekutso

Tekutso
1 month ago#16
HeliosMagi posted...
What if you're building a PC from scratch rather than upgrading?


You build the newest stuff, it will last the longest. Lol. You can do a pretty good budget build with the i5 8400, its pretty much the go to processor for budget build imo. Cheaper motherboards should be available q1 2018 to pair with it.
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User Info: MyDogSkip

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1 month ago#17
mucloud posted...
A 2600k it shows it's life now, you should be upgrading to a better cpu that does not need any Icing to handle games.

Is frosting okay?
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User Info: Otimus

Otimus
1 month ago#18
johnny_pay posted...
if you have an i7 2600k there is no need but an i5 2500k will be showing its age.


Not enough to justify buying into a whole other platform. I say this as someone who went from a 2500K to a 7700K.

If you're just aiming for 60 FPS, it's just not worth the money, and I'd say it'll never be worth until an overclocked 2500K starts holding games back massively to the point that most can't run above 40 FPS or something, and we're way, way, way, way far off from that happening any time soon.

If you're one of those weirdos who settles for 30 FPS, you probably won't have to upgrade your CPU until a f***ing PS5 and fourth XBOX are in the mid-years :/ Unless there's some insane advancement that happens.
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maybecalls
1 month ago#19
My desktop CPU history:-

Pentium 4 single core - 2003 to 2011
i5 2500 - 2011 - ????

It'll HAVE to do.

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JKatarn
1 month ago#20
MyDogSkip posted...
mucloud posted...
A 2600k it shows it's life now, you should be upgrading to a better cpu that does not need any Icing to handle games.

Is frosting okay?


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