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I5-2500 vs i5-3570 on z68 chipset

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February 27, 2013 8:44:40 PM

I heard that overclocking Ivy Bridge processors on z68 motherboards is undesirable, so I will be purchasing a locked processor.

I can get a i5-2500 and a i5-3570 for both the same price. I understand that the i5-3570 has slightly better performance, but that comparison was on z77. I'm wondering if anybody knows how well these two processors perform on the z68.

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February 27, 2013 8:58:47 PM

go for 3570. both cpus will perform the same on z68 or z77
if you dont want to oc get a cheaper motherboard such as z75 or z65
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February 27, 2013 9:18:57 PM

Or just buy a 2500k and overclock it. Honestly, I have never heard of issues with i5 3570k and overclocking on Z68. Only real issue I could see would be if the Z68 didn't have the bios update to support IVB.
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February 27, 2013 10:22:23 PM

Yeah, the Z68 mobo will only work right out of the box with an Ivy Bridge CPU, like the i5-3570k, if the mobo's BIOS it already up to date to support an Ivy Bridge CPU.

Otherwise, you would need to install a Sandy Bridge CPU, flash the BIOS then switch out Sandy Bridge for Ivy Bridge.
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February 28, 2013 12:52:44 AM

Do you already have a Z68 mobo? If not, why not just get a Z75 if you're not overclocking?

I have a Z68 and 3570k and it's really not a problem.
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February 28, 2013 1:57:27 AM

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