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i5-2500 vs I5-3470 (which one to buy?)

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July 22, 2012 11:11:45 PM

OK so the question is . Is it worth buying popular i5-2500 over I5-3470 . In my country I5-3470 is cheaper but it's very hard to find a good review or gaming benchmark of I5-3470 . I only found a few and they show that they kind of same . But the I5-3470 is Ivy Bridge new architecture ,do i get any benefits from it . Help me guys ,after you answer my question please recommend a decent motherboard ,nothing fancy just simple and good ,i don't thinking about Sli or crossfire. I'm planing to buy this tomorrow so help me out .

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July 22, 2012 11:16:23 PM

The 3470 will be slightly faster (even though it has a 100Mhz slower base speed) because of the increased clock-for-clock performance of Ivy Bridge. If you can't get a 2500K or 3570K, the 3470 is fine.
July 22, 2012 11:24:49 PM

DJDeCiBeL said:
The 3470 will be slightly faster (even though it has a 100Mhz slower base speed) because of the increased clock-for-clock performance of Ivy Bridge. If you can't get a 2500K or 3570K, the 3470 is fine.
Ok thank you and how about that turbo boost technology? I'm new to Intel . Is it overclocks CPU automatically to certain point ?
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July 22, 2012 11:29:33 PM

laimis911 said:
Ok thank you and how about that turbo boost technology? I'm new to Intel . Is it overclocks CPU automatically to certain point ?


It works automatically to add more speed based on load situation. For a 3470, it would be 3.6Ghz when there's only using one core being used, 3.5 on two, 3.4 on 3, and 3.3Ghz when all 4 cores are being used.

You will rarely ever see the base 3.2Ghz though. It'll usually be below that because of SpeedStep (saves power and heat), or higher than that because of Turbo.
July 22, 2012 11:37:27 PM

DJDeCiBeL said:
It works automatically to add more speed based on load situation. For a 3470, it would be 3.6Ghz when there's only using one core being used, 3.5 on two, 3.4 on 3, and 3.3Ghz when all 4 cores are being used.

You will rarely ever see the base 3.2Ghz though. It'll usually be below that because of SpeedStep (saves power and heat), or higher than that because of Turbo.
thanks . How about motherboard . Is there any difference cheap or not . Like i mentioned I will not use any dual cards only one HD 6870 and 4gb of ram 1333mhz . There is plenty of cheap motherboards like H61MA-E35 (B3) and i wanna know is there will be any difference in terms of performance in games ?
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July 22, 2012 11:50:59 PM

You need a 7 series motherboard for that CPU (you would have to update the BIOS of the H61 with a Sandy Bridge CPU first, to be able to use the 3470, so you can't really use the H61 board (or any 6 series boards)), but a B75/H77/Q75/77 board would be fine.
July 22, 2012 11:55:35 PM

DJDeCiBeL said:
You need a 7 series motherboard for that CPU (you would have to update the BIOS of the H61 with a Sandy Bridge CPU first, to be able to use the 3470, so you can't really use the H61 board (or any 6 series boards)), but a B75/H77/Q75/77 board would be fine.
thanks this was very helpful . I was thinking about H61 .
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