Difference between Core i5-2500K and i5-2550K

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Difference between Core i5-2500K and i5-2550K

Postby pubhouse » Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:20 am

What is the difference between the Intel's Core i5-2500K and the recently launched / to be launched Core i5-2550K ?
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Postby hubert » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:57 am

i5-2500K and the i5-2550K are the same except that

1. the Core i5-2550K does not come with integrated graphics. Disabling the integrated graphics may allow it to run cooler and possibly will reach higher overclocked clock frequency.

2. The base and the turbo clock of the i5-2550K is 100 MHz higher than the i5-2550K. The core i5-2500K has a base clock of 3.3 GHz while the Core i5-2550K has a base clock of 3.40 GHz.

The base clocks does not matter anyway, if you are overclocking it. If you are not overclocking, you may better buy the core i5-2500 or i5-2400 and save some money.

The basic thing is that the core i5-2550K strips of the integrated graphics, so you have some more room to make overcloking faster.
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Re: Difference between Core i5-2500K and i5-2550K

Postby hubert » Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:14 pm

You may also like to check

- Core i5-2500K and i5-2550K
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Postby mod » Sun May 06, 2012 2:40 am

The 2550K may potentially be used for servers as well ( if you can live with the non ECC memory). But and overclok may CPU is not great for servers.
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Postby ihaveaquestion » Sun May 27, 2012 11:56 pm

While the HD Graphics 3000 is not as powerful and therefore and external graphics is necessitated in most cases, things are different with Ivy Bridge where HD Graphics 4000 is much more powerful.

So far we have not seen any similar Ivy Bridge processor where Graphics is disabled and processor with only Graphics core is made available.
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