A knowledgeable friend of mine said I should get the 2500k for emulation. Why?
Some emulators are optimized for Intel CPUs. 2500K is kind of old now. Maybe you could go with the new Haswell 4670K.
they dont overclock like the 2500k
basically the same cpu's too
That's his reasoning for not getting the 4670k.
what does he mean by 'not overcloclocking like...'? does he mean you can't get as high of speeds, different way of doing it? less reliable?
i guess what I'm asking is what does he mean and whats his reasoning.
No clue. He's a bit odd sometimes. Very jaded.
They can do decent level of overclocking. The Haswell chip is a different design with new features. I'm gonna refer you the Wikipedia page because I'm not really specialist of CPU design. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haswell_(microarchitecture)#New_features
You can also look at this comparaison of the 2 CPUs.
Wonderful answer. 5.5 on air cooling. GEEZ. What do you mean IPC of Haswell?
And the Devil's Canyon CPU's are a totally new iteration eh?
Hey, I can wait for either one, as long as they have an option that's around $200.
Ah, nice. Maybe I shall wait then.
Definitely won't wait till late this year for the latter, lol. Nice to know though!