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Old 06-27-2012, 02:35 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Not in general use, most applications only will use 4 cores tops, so the extra fake cores aren't too much help.

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Old 06-27-2012, 02:57 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Jtotheosh View Post
Sorry this could be semi off topic but is the i7 sandybridge 2600k really worth the money over the i5 sandybridge 2500k
you said that this was a workstation more than a gaming computer. The extra cores will help with that.

if it is actually a gaming computer that you once in a while retouch photos from the family vacation, then get the i5-2500k.

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