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I7 2700k vs i5 3570k

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December 8, 2012 1:52:50 PM

Hello guys

I'm basically unsure on which cpu to go for here.

It's between the i7 2700k (Sandybridge) or i5 3570k (Ivybridge) CPU's. They cost roughly the same for me however I'm not sure whether the Ivybridge cpu is going to give me much of an advantage especially if I overclock as I've heard they do run quite a lot hotter than Sandybridge.

Motherboard and ram is no issue for me as I'm doing a complete system upgrade of the three. I will be using an Artic Cooling i30 for the cpu as I trust it and it's one of the best coolers I've seen for the price I'm looking at.

Cheers

Dom

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December 8, 2012 2:40:44 PM

Since they are the same price I would get the 2700k.

Reasons:
You get 4 more threads(2 virual cores)
The 2700k is faster at multithreaded apps
The performance gap b/w the 2700k and the 3570k when it comes to gaming is very small.
The 2700k runs cooler as you said and can be overclocked just as high as an ivybridge and sometimes even higher.
PCI-e 3.0 isn't really needed. Hell most GPUs still can't use all the bandwidth of a PCI-e 2.0 16x slot.


Hope this helps m8.
December 8, 2012 2:53:19 PM

I think ivy brigde is better in performance when compare sandy with 2 way sli right? Or is it 3?
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December 8, 2012 3:25:58 PM

jaideep1337 said:
Since they are the same price I would get the 2700k.

Reasons:
You get 4 more threads(2 virual cores)
The 2700k is faster at multithreaded apps
The performance gap b/w the 2700k and the 3570k when it comes to gaming is very small.
The 2700k runs cooler as you said and can be overclocked just as high as an ivybridge and sometimes even higher.
PCI-e 3.0 isn't really needed. Hell most GPUs still can't use all the bandwidth of a PCI-e 2.0 16x slot.


Hope this helps m8.



I've got a XFX HD7950 DD Edition at the moment so I don't know if that would take advantage of he PCI-e 3.0 or not, but I'm pretty convinced the 2700k was the better option, I just don't know if I'm going to be limitting myself further along the line...
December 8, 2012 9:46:32 PM

Get the 2700k,4 more threads so better at video rendering and multi threaded apps but if your only gaming then get the 3570k
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