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3570K vs 2500K/2600K

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September 18, 2012 6:52:56 AM

Which is better?

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September 18, 2012 7:08:29 AM

Depends on the task at hand.

If you're looking at EVERYTHING the 2600K will be the best choice.

If you're looking at specifically gaming the 2500K/3570K would be the best choice.

I'd steer clear of ivybridge...
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September 18, 2012 7:51:08 AM

amuffin said:


I'd steer clear of ivybridge...


Just to clarify what amuffin is saying is; if you plan to overclock ivybridge might not be the best choice because voltage increases on ivybridge CPUs increase core temperature much more than they do with sandybridge chips.

If you never plan to overclock then ivybridge is the better choice. You also have to consider things like PCI-E 3.0 which are ivybridge only.
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September 18, 2012 8:38:17 AM

IB runs up to 20C hotter, plus PCIE 3.0 doesn't mean anything when it comes to gaming.
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September 18, 2012 8:47:37 AM

"IB runs up to 20C hotter" when overclocked and voltage is increased. At stock speeds it is cooler and 5%+ faster than a SB of same clock rate.

"PCI-E 3.0 doesn't mean anything when it comes to gaming"

Care to explain this statement? The GTX 660 Ti and above can saturate PCI-E 2.0 bus already.
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September 18, 2012 8:49:23 AM

noise said:
"IB runs up to 20C hotter" when overclocked and voltage is increased. At stock speeds it is cooler and 5%+ faster than a SB of same clock rate.

"PCI-E 3.0 doesn't mean anything when it comes to gaming"

Care to explain this statement? The GTX 660 Ti and above can saturate PCI-E 2.0 bus already.

It's more like 2-3%.


As for PCIE 3.0
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September 18, 2012 8:52:44 AM

Can you add some background to that chart? Link to the article? Doesn't say a whole lot on it's own.
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September 18, 2012 8:57:58 AM

The 3570K is definitely a winner!

As stated by noise, Overclocking will be limited (to about 4.1Ghz max with a tower cooler like evo 212). And if you'll be getting a PCIE 3.0 motherboard and graphics card, then theres nothing that should stop you from getting an Ivy Bridge CPU.

You can also use Virtu MVP which uses your iGPU (HD4000 for the IB) and pairs it with your dedicated Graphics Card. Virtu MVP is only available for IB! So be careful.

If you dont need Virtu MVP.. or dont have a Z77 motherboard or a Z68 motherboard with PCIE 3.0..
Then.. Sandy Bridge is much better!

Choose wisely!

- Im currently rocking a 3570K with a CM 212 EVO and a Z77X-D3H Motherboard. :D 






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September 18, 2012 9:37:14 AM

Interesting article. Certainly suggests there is only a small amount to be gained in gaming benchmarks with 3.0. Will be interesting to see the same results in the next GPU series' (and next GPU melting game) and whether that 1% increases to a more serious figure.
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September 18, 2012 11:00:44 PM

Best answer selected by 55th mint.
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