- February 26, 2016 at 8:15 pm #71511Lil’ ½ DeadMember
“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.”March 16, 2016 at 8:56 am #90126RealNeilParticipant
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.March 18, 2016 at 7:06 pm #90135Admin1Guest
The 2600K & 2700K were always great chips, so it’s easy to see why a lot of people still have them.August 3, 2016 at 8:54 am #91515kudrmanParticipant
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 higherAugust 4, 2016 at 3:00 pm #91557Royal DelinquentParticipant
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. 🙂August 4, 2016 at 5:11 pm #91568TeeBlackParticipant
my son is still using my old 2500k. it’s good enough for what he does on the computer.August 8, 2016 at 4:17 pm #91734chaythonParticipant
only upgrade when somone is scamming retail edge
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