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Core i5-2550K 3.4GHz Game Requirement Analysis

Core i5-2550K 3.4GHz is a performance CPU based on the 32nm, Sandy Bridge architecture.


It offers 4 Physical Cores (4 Logical), initially clocked at 3.4GHz, which may go up to 3.8GHz and 6MB of L3 Cache.
Among its many features, Turbo Boost and Virtualization are activated and the processor has multiplier unlocked.


The processor DOES NOT integrated any graphics. and has a rated board TDP of 95W.


Its performance is very good and sufficient for any of today's games.


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FIFA 20 43% 2%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 28% 37%
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eFootball PES 2020 30% 13%
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should i buy Core i5-2550K 3.4GHz or FX 8120 or Intel Core i5 3470 3.2GHz or any other better CPU with similar price range??? please help.. :) and advice a 'ok' motherboard
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[ Including GPU: Sapphire HD 6670 1 GB GDDR5<br />Ram: 8 GB <br />PSU: Antec 450W ]

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My recommendation i5-3570k(goooood for overclocking) and if you can PSU 500w(550W) for latter upgrade's. ;)

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I'd choose between i5-2500K (cheaper, and the 100MHz doesn't matter), and the FX-8320 (much better power efficiency).
However, if you have that gpu, the cpu is overpowered, I'd go with an
FX-6300 or the upcoming FX-4350 and an HD7750

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The i5 2550K is better for gaming, FX-8320 better for multitasking. That's the simplest way it can be said, so it really comes down to what you are going to be doing most ;)

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Scotty, you're an admin.
You should know that this thread is 1.5 years old ;)

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Hehehe i know, but sometimes i get an urge and i cant stop myself xD

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Is this better than a fx 8350?

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No it is not.

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And I think your CPU still better than this JunkiePT. :)

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Yes, it is :)))

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so what should I buy, this or a AMD-FX8350? mainly for gaming

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with overckloking 4 both of them and with no price refrences, witch is beter for gaming with a AMD RADEON-HD 7870 XFX Core edition? wich will have more gaming preformance in the long term?

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The FX, simply put.
A lot of reviews are negative about it, but it's not so bad and especially with the new consoles running AMD 8-cores, optimisation for console ports is going to be great.

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There's another story for optimization, most companies are gonna make the pc game and then port them over to the consoles, so there's no plus point with optimization. But i still recommend you to go with the FX-8350, its cheaper and very overclockable.

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Most games now are console ports, and I expect this trend to continue after the new consoles hit the shelves…

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the AMD FX its really good but keep your i7 3770 its better and for upgrade go to Haswell 4770K but if you want perfomance to value i suggest to buy FX 8320

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It says my Fx-6200 is only 3% worse than this(with minor oc)..and this seems to cost 90e more. Wut a waste of money id say… FX is king for price/performance &#60:

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quad core vs 6 core in gaming the quad will win as it is from intel, six cores is overkill

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price?

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If you look up you will see that is cost £172.98 bud ;) !!!

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225€/$294/£183 here in Finland :)

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why my processor six core (FX 6100) isn't better than one quad core ?

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You can't compare CPUs from different micro-architectures based on number of Cores and clock frequencies :)

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Simply. ;)

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is i5 better than AMD FX X6 6300, 3500MHz, 14MB, socket AM3+ ?

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It cost much more and yes it is

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It will set you back more $$ but its performs better.

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I'm no novice with hardware, I can build PC's, but I'm a little confused. I'm sorry to the experts if this really is a dumb question, but what makes this sooo much better than, say, a Phenom II X4 965 BE? Same number of cores, same clock, same cache, but this i5 is around £180 cheapest, and the Phenom is £90 :S I just don't understand at all where the different comes from. If I set these up on two identical systems, am I going to see around £90 worth of difference? It's a lot of money for, what appears to be, no difference at all. Again, sorry if I'm being a complete noob XD

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aaaah where to start, firstly phenom 2 is from 2009 so compare it to intel c2q. Phenom 2 was competitive even to older i5 cpus for some time, but then intel in 2011 made huge jump forward with their new 32nm technology and left all other chip manufacturers like GloFo or TSMC and chip designer AMD, behind in technology war but no one can match intel -they have around 100 000 employees AMD for reference only 10 000

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to that cache and other stuff its not like they play with same stuff it was years ago when amd copied intel cpus, from 2000 they have their own technology and own x86 cpu architectures

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Thanks for the info :) But, is it really worth twice the price? :S If I just wanted to have a gaming system that could max out any game, surely the Phenom II could do this (with a good enough GPU to keep up of course). I'm just looking to upgrade from my Athlon II X3 and for a low budget, the Phenom II looked perfect, what's your opinion on that upgrade?

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It depends on how long you want you wait to wait until your next upgrade.

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phenom is good for user who have them for another one or two years but if you want something to last longer get intel i3 or FX-6300 that can support faster video cards without bottlenecking them
For you res FX-6300 is little better, too bad you cant upgrade from your motherboard :(

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http://vialto.hu/?akt_menu=339
WHAT IS THIS?

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Nothig. :S

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Going to get this one &#603

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