I5 VS i7 / Sandy VS Ivy, which one overclocks the best? Tags: CPUs Intel i7 Processors Intel i5 Overclocking Last response: November 26, 2012 2:41 AM in Overclocking Share rs2k November 25, 2012 10:20:51 PM Out of the four processors, which one is the best overclocker? i5 Sandy, i5 Ivy i7 Sandy i7 Ivy. More about : sandy ivy overclocks samuelspark a b à CPUs a b K Overclocking November 25, 2012 10:24:52 PM SB, but you would get slightly less performance per clock. They probably use higher quality chips for i7's over i5's. So, Sandy Bridge i7. Wouldn't be much difference between all of them though. m 0 l amuffin a c 185 à CPUs a c 150 K Overclocking November 25, 2012 10:46:16 PM i7 Ivy, the multiplier is much higher than SB. m 0 l Related resources I5 sandy vs. i5 ivy vs. i7 sandy - Forum I5 Sandy vs i7 Ivy - Forum Ivy i5 vs Sandy i7 - Forum Ivy Bridge i5 vs Sandy Bridge i7 on business laptop - Forum I5 ivy bridge vs i7 sandy bridge - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer rs2k November 25, 2012 10:48:17 PM amuffin said:i7 Ivy, the multiplier is much higher than SB. Can you even reach the max multiplier on the SB's and still have a reliable system? The most I'll be doing is high end air cooling or possibly a simple water cooler. I won't be going with a phase change cooling system. m 0 l amuffin a c 185 à CPUs a c 150 K Overclocking November 25, 2012 11:27:03 PM You can't really do any of that on regular cooling. Most SB/IB hit 4.5ghz easily, then again anything above 4.5ghz would be a bit pointless. m 0 l rs2k November 26, 2012 1:42:21 AM amuffin said:You can't really do any of that on regular cooling. Most SB/IB hit 4.5ghz easily, then again anything above 4.5ghz would be a bit pointless. So it sounds like it doesn't really matter what processor I go with than. Since I don't use any programs that use more than 4 threads I think I may go with an Ivy i5. Does the i7 have any benefits other than hyper-threading? m 0 l amuffin a c 185 à CPUs a c 150 K Overclocking November 26, 2012 2:41:26 AM Nope. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedOverclocked i5 vs i7 ivy bridge Forum SolvedAlienware 14 comparison: i5 vs i7? Which one? Forum SolvedI3 Ivy vs i5 Sandy Forum SolvedSandy Bridge i7 vs Ivy Bridge i7 Forum SolvedWhich is best a AMD FX 8350 Overclocked to 5Ghz or a Sandy Bridge-E,Or Ivy Bridge-E? Forum Solvedsandy i7 vs haswell i5 Forum SolvedHaswell i5 vs Ivy i7 Forum I5 Sandy Bridge vs i3 Ivy Bridge vs AMD A8 vs AMD A10 Forum I5 2500k sandy bridge vs i5 3570k ivy bridge Forum I7 3770k ivy bridge vs i7 3930k Sandy Bridge-E Forum I5 3705k vs i7 2600k SAME PRICE on Newegg. Which one?? Forum SolvedI5 vs. 6 Core Sandy Bridge E i7 for Gaming Forum SolvedIVY i5 vs i7 Forum Core i5 2500k vs core i7 950?which one Forum SolvedWhich is best a Intel i7 3930K and overclock it to 4.8Ghz,Or get the Intel i7 3960x or 3970x,Or wait for the Ivy Bridge-E CPUs Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !