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I5 3570k vs i7 2600k

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May 20, 2012 4:24:49 PM

Which one performs better? Haven't seen any benchmarks comparing them. I will be video/music editing not just gaming. Will also overclock to around 4.5 or a bit more if it's stable.

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May 20, 2012 11:58:01 PM

thesh0gun said:
Which one performs better? Haven't seen any benchmarks comparing them. I will be video/music editing not just gaming. Will also overclock to around 4.5 or a bit more if it's stable.


I bought the i5 3570 because i got 20 dollar coupon making it 220.00, also the lower power consumption, the 22nm die shrink, and in the future i will give it to mom with no video card.

The i7 2600 will outperform in windows score, it will out perform overall with higher power consumption but i think the performance gains are really only useful in multi-threaded apps.

Note the hyper-threading on the i7 makes a lot more head you wight might want to water cool. (lots more power)

Me being budget gamer and overclocker i went with the I5 3570 its stable up to 4.7 i run it at 4.2

I5 3570 / Asus z77 Extereme 4
HD 6950 / Crucial M4
Ripjaws x 1866

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May 21, 2012 12:20:15 AM

the i5. mainly because its newer and has a better and improved chipset, as it is a new generation of processors and its always getting better. but honestly speaking there isnt much improvement in cpu from the 2nd generation processors and the new 3rd generation processors.s
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May 21, 2012 12:32:04 AM

If you are video editing, the i7-2600k will be the better choice of the two. This is because it is hyperthreaded and has 8 threads. If you are overclocking, the 2600k will be a better choice as well, simply because it runs cooler!
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June 13, 2012 1:29:59 AM

amuffin said:
If you are video editing, the i7-2600k will be the better choice of the two. This is because it is hyperthreaded and has 8 threads. If you are overclocking, the 2600k will be a better choice as well, simply because it runs cooler!

this is true however the ivy bridge heat up much faster when overclocking because they have such densely packed transistors, so the 2600k might overclock better...
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