Zusammenfassung: Intel i5-2500K 'Hits it out of the park' with this unlocked micro-processor ('K' = unlocked). I am on a severe budget so I purchased the i5 instead of the i7 to get 'more bang for the buck.' Newer series of Intel processors are now available.
Zusammenfassung: Really reliable and fast, I managed to get mine up to 5GHz but I tend to run it at 4.5 to preserve its life. Not had any problems with it and it is really quick, will be staying with this line of processors for future builds.
Zusammenfassung: Everyone probably already knows what a legend this chip is, and I just want to say that it's all true. Easily bumped up my performance from the i3-2100 I had. One of my favorite games is F1 2012, which has a reputation for being very CPU reliant. When running the benchmark, I went from an average of 45 or so FPS to over 100 while on High settings! So yeah, it kicks butt.
Zusammenfassung: Went with an i5-2400 for an HTPC build. A wonderful CPU that at stock settings nearly outperforms my formerly-powerhouse i7 930. I'd be willing to bet it'd even be a great gaming cpu when paired with a decent graphics card, but the integrated graphics capability makes this a great choice for HTPCs as it lets you avoid a graphics card which can be hot, noisy, and take up valuable expansion slots. Runs cool and is fast enough for nearly anything I throw at it.
Zusammenfassung: Although I wasn't expecting much for general computing, the i5 2500k surprised me in CPU intensive tasks and applications, such as open-world games for example. I found it to be much faster in Microsoft's FSX, and I haven't even overclocked yet. Great CPU for the money!
Zusammenfassung: I upgraded my computer recently and went with this proccessor, and I dont regret it. The price is right, and the speeds are incredible. Dont forget to couple this thing with lots of memory, and you wont be sorry. I am able to run games, videos, and audio with no problem.
Zusammenfassung: Do the comparisons. Most people are buying dreams. What they dream a supposedly "faster" processor will grant them. The think they will soar above everyone else. Fact is, most speed in similar models is unnoticed at the keyboard/mouse/screen today. But this is what is being sold to the masses. I never overclock. Even so, there is little difference between this and the i5-2500, when you look at the big picture.If you can easily afford the 2500, or faster, go for it!