Intel Core i5-2500K vs i7-2600K Comparison and Benchma
Intel Core i5-2500K vs i7-2600K by Starred Reviews
The core i5-2500K is a quad core 3.30 GHz part while the core i7-2600K is quad core 3.40 GHz part. The Hyperthreading in Core i5-2600k gives it some boost with respect to core i5-2500K. Obviously, the core i7-2600K is significantly faster than the core i5-2500K. The K Suffix in the 2nd generation core processor indicates that they have overclocking features enabled in them.
In the Table below we have presented the feature and benchmark comparison of the two processors.
Table : Intel core i5-2500K Vs Core i7-2600K
| SL. No.
||Core i5-2500K|| Core i7-2600K
|Clock Frequency||3.1 GHz||3.4 GHz|
|Number of Cores||4||4|
|Number of (Hyper) Threads||4||8|
|Turbo Boost Clock||3.7 GHz||3.8 GHz (With Single core)|
|TDP Rating||95 Watts||95 Watts|
|Smart Cache ( L3 Cache)||6 MB||8 MB|
The Core i7-2600K is significantly faster than the core i5-2500K as dictated by the passmark score. Whether you should pay premium for i7 or not will depend upon your requirement.
Core i5-2500K specification http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=52210
Core i7-2600K specification http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=52214
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