3rd Gen i5-3550S or 2nd Gen i7-2600S? Tags: CPUs Intel i7 Intel i5 Last response: May 14, 2012 11:20 PM in CPUs Share wildrover76 May 14, 2012 11:17:17 PM The i7 looks faster on paper but i5 is the latest gen. Thoughts? More about : 3rd gen 3550s 2nd gen 2600s DJDeCiBeL a c 283 à CPUs May 14, 2012 11:20:12 PM You're comparing i5 to i7 and only a generation apart. The 2600 is without a doubt the better CPU, regardless of the slight performance gains with Ivy. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum3rd Gen cpu with 2nd gen bios Forum3rd gen cpu with 2nd gen bios Forum2nd gen motherboard with 3rd gen i5 3570k (ivy bridge) ForumIntel desktop 2nd gen +a GPU VS 3rd gen + it's built-in GPU? Forum2nd Generation mobo with 3rd Gen CPU ForumI5 2nd gen or 3rd gen Forum2nd gen i5 or 3rd gen i3? ForumCan I Update the bios of a mobo for 2nd gen CPU when My CPU is 3rd gen Forum3rd gen core i5-3450s vs. core i7-3770s? Forum2nd Gen I7 vs 3rd gen ivy bridge ForumUpgrade to 3rd gen processor Forump67a-ud3-b3 + 3rd gen intel CPU , cant boot! (15sec restart) ForumI7 2600k or i7 3rd gen CPU? ForumIntel DH67BL with 3rd gen . Compatability Forum2nd Gen i7-3820 vs 3rd Gen i7-3770 Forum3rd Gen Intel Core i7 Laptops ForumUnable to decide 2nd or 3rd gen ForumDifference between 1st gen core processor vs 2nd gen core processor Forum212 evo fan replacement Forum2nd Sata Hard Drive not Detected in BIOS More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !