Is It Time To Upgrade Your Core i5 2500K?


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    “It’s THE classic i5 processor. Many still swear by it today. The question is, does it still hold up to this generation’s most demanding titles? Rich goes in-depth and stacks up the classic i5 against the modern Skylakes in a number of theoretical and practical gaming tests.”

    #90126
    RealNeil
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    i5-2500K CPUs have been a mainstay for many of us for a long time. The same goes for i7-2600K and i7-2700Ks.

    Yes, the newest technology is a little faster, but unlocked Z68 systems delivered a lot of performance for the money spent. Not every platform change gives as much relevant longevity for gaming.

    My 2600K went to a new home about three months ago. It was replaced by a 4790Ksystem that really churns out the FPS.

    #90135
    Admin1
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    The 2600K & 2700K were always great chips, so it’s easy to see why a lot of people still have them.

     

    #91515
    kudrman
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    I am glad that the process and to this day. I think there is no sense to change to something new the next two years. And only above 6700K or higher

    #91557
    Royal Delinquent
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    I´m planning on sticking with my 4690K as long as possible… some people say a 3 year upgrade pattern is realistic but i´ve seen some pretty good results coming from systems that are still rocking 2500Ks. So i´m guessing since i still have no need to overclock, i should be safe for a couple of years. 🙂

    #91568
    TeeBlack
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    my son is still using my old 2500k. it’s good enough for what he does on the computer.

    #91734
    chaython
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    only upgrade when somone is scamming retail edge

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