?SomeGuyNamedBob wrote: ↑Oct 18th, 2017 12:13 amConsidering how old the processor is, this isn't a great deal, especially if you are considering using this for a server of some type. Just the CPU uses 95W of power which means you will have paid more in energy bills for this in under 1.5 years than what it cost you to purchase it.
95w is tdp. It'll idle down alot more. Current i5's use pretty much the exact same tdp as well.
Look at the cpu mark of this 2400k its 6000. Look closer at the single thread and its 1743. The ryzen 1600 single thread cpu mark = 1829. or a better compare would be the 1400, it has a cpu mark of 8436, Single Thread Rating: 1712.Clearly these old intel still have alot punch to them.
You can game some on this old chip I have Bf1 etc. Like others would say takes more ram and a good vid card
The biggest power draw to be concerned with are old video cards. The older cards from 10 years ago may still have some punch but are notoriously poor at energy efficiency and most can't idle down at all.