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Is an i5 6500 good enough for modern gaming?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I am looking to upgrade my CPU, and I'm thinking of getting an i5-6500. Will this CPU be good enough to run games for the next few years? I thought about an i5-6600k, but found it hard to justify the price.

 

Also, can you overclock an i5-6500 through the motherboard BIOS?

 

Thanks in advance!

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It's worth the cash.

Some motherboards may support OCing your i5-6500 but a good majority don't.


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Totally good enough. if you aren't planning on overclocking (which can extend the lifetime of a product by a few years sometimes) get the 6500


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The 6500 is a very good CPU. i5's are very good with most any GPU.


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I have an Intel Core i5 4460. It seems to be very similar to your processor in many ways. The only difference I notice at a glance is the socket type. This processor is good for gaming only, but in CPU-intensive games, multi-tasking becomes an issue. Additionally, it won't really help with things like rendering video very much.

 

Immediate Edit: I also have a second monitor running on the iGPU, so that's quite likely a large factor.


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Depends on the games. 

 

 

If you are thinking about maxing out black ops 3 or the new cod game coming out or bf1 on totally maxed out settings, you will probably run at 100% usage and bottleneck. 

 

But if games are not as intensive it would be good enough. 

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3 minutes ago, CookieMaster said:

Depends on the games. 

 

 

If you are thinking about maxing out black ops 3 or the new cod game coming out or bf1 on totally maxed out settings, you will probably run at 100% usage and bottleneck. 

 

But if games are not as intensive it would be good enough. 

Not really, only on 1080p over 60fps (i.e. 1080p 100+fps) but I found that limiting to 60 FPS so the GPU doesn't works more than it needs to for frames you literally cannot see on most monitors this isn't even an issue.

 

So 1440p or capping at 60 or 75hz means the 6500 (or even 4440) it's gonna do fine.


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yes

 

simple as that , i mean a 6600k is neat due to overclocking but a 65 is totally fine 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, keNNySOC said:

Depends on the use and GPU, games etc...

GPU is a GTX 960 AMP (4Gb). I plan on (eventually) running a second one in SLI

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2 minutes ago, Sgt-PieFace said:

GPU is a GTX 960 AMP (4Gb). I plan on (eventually) running a second one in SLI

Save up money and get a GTX 1070

 

960 SLI = PAIN IN THE ASS

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