Core i5 2500k vs 3570k Tags: CPUs Core Intel i5 Performance Last response: December 5, 2012 2:35 PM in CPUs Share darkstar845 December 5, 2012 12:55:32 PM They have almost the same price on newegg and mostly have the same performance. More about : core 2500k 3570k alvine a b à CPUs December 5, 2012 12:59:49 PM get the 2550k if you can, 2xxxk series will overclock higher than the 3xxxk series. that is because intel for some reason used cheapter metal conductor on the cpu where the heatsink touches so they run hotter (bad for overclocking) m 0 l rene13cross December 5, 2012 1:01:23 PM The 3570k is slightly faster (not much) but the 2500k OCs better although the 3570k @ 4.4GHz is roughly the same as the 2500k @ 4.6-4.7GHz. Bottom line, the 3570k is the logical choice if both CPUs are the same price. Otherwise, whichever is cheaper. m 0 l Related resources Core i5 2500k vs core i5 3570k - Forum Intel core i5 2500k vs 3570k - Forum Intel core i5 2500k vs 3570k for gaming - Forum Intel i5 2500k vs 3570k - Forum i5 2500k vs i5 3570k - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer maestro0428 a b à CPUs December 5, 2012 1:15:48 PM 3570k is more efficient and runs cooler. Although, as said before, it will not clock as high, but it will still OC quite well. I would go with the newest chip. m 0 l J_E_D_70 a b à CPUs December 5, 2012 2:12:04 PM Agree with newer chip and slightly lower OC (yet achieve the same performance at lower power consumption). m 0 l Traciatim a b à CPUs December 5, 2012 2:35:55 PM Also, if you have a motherboard that supports it you will only get USB3 and PCI-E3 support with the 3570k. So unless you are going with extreme overclocking ability it's probably the better choice. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedI5 2500k vs i5 3570k Forum SolvedI5 2500K vs 3570K for OCing. Forum SolvedI5 2500k VS I5 3570K? What are the differences for gaming? Forum SolvedAlready have Z68 mobo, I5 2500K vs I5 3570K for same price? Forum SolvedI5 2500k vs i5 3570k July 2012 Forum SolvedI5 2500k vs. i5 3570k Forum SolvedI5 2500k vs i5 3570k Forum SolvedI5 2500k vs 3570k which its the best for future Forum Intel Core I5 2500K or 3570K? Forum Intel Core i5 3570k stock or overclocked 2500k? Forum SolvedIntel Core i5 3570 vs Intel Core i5 3570k Forum SolvedIntel Core i5 3570k vs 4670k Forum Solvedintel core i7 4960X vs Intel core i5 3570k Forum I5 2500k vs i5 3570k (price out of the picture) Forum I5 2500k vs 3570k Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !