I am currently looking at upgrading CPU's / boards. Now I was all for the popular 2500K i5 combo on tigerdirect, when I found a 3570k i5 for 5$ more. Is there any question on the 3570K is better? I understand the sale ends today, but with similar boards the processor seems superior? Is there something I am missing? Is max turbo make a huge difference?
The only issue with IB is that they can't OC as insanely high as SB, but they make up for that with a slight 5% better IPC Plus the 3570k has a much lower power consumption too. If i were u, i'd gladly spend that $5