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) 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. Related resources Intel core i5 2500k vs 3570k - Forum I5 3570K vs 2500k - Forum I5 3570k + Motherboard Bundle vs i5 2500k - Forum I5 2500K vs 3570K - Forum 15 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. 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). 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWhat should i get the I5 2500K or the I5 3570K ?? ForumI5 2500k vs i5 3570k July 2012 ForumI5 2500k or 3570k mobo/memory help ForumI5 3570k vs FX 8350 (Overall) ForumSo here we go again! AMD FX 8120 vs intel core i5 2500k ! Forum2500k vs 3570k ForumAMD 8350 vs . Intel i5 3570k for GAMING ForumI5 3570k vs i7 3770k vs wait for haswell ForumI5 2500K or i5 3570K for OC'ing ForumI5 3570K vs 2500k for OC? ForumI5 3570k vs i7 2700k ForumCore i5 2500k vs Core i7 2600k in gaming ForumIntel Core i5 3570k stock or overclocked 2500k ? Forum2500k vs 3570k Forum500w PSU More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !