best intel i3 processor for overclocking

sougo

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Hello, friend . i want to choose a i3 processor which is best for overclocking , and within price 100-125$ . and for choosing the socket type it's lga1150, so please give me some suggestions, other than intel pentium g3258 hashwell processor,
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The thing is with IPC improvements when you get an old i3 or Core2 to overclock you have to overclock as high as you can it to even be close to a new stock processor in performance.

The best i3 you could overclock was the i3 560 that ran at 3.33Ghz stock. You might get it to 4Ghz with a good ( ~$50 ) aftermarket cooler. It would still be slower than a stock i3 4130 that runs at 3.4Ghz stock. No need for an aftermarket cooler with the new i3 either. That's because the i3 560 is 4 generations old and each generation brings between 10-20% improvement clock for clock.

So at the same speed of say 3Ghz just to make it easy, an i3 4130 would be about 30%-40% faster than an i3 560.
 

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I don't really think it's worth going with Ivy Bridge Intel i3 anymore as even if you can find it the motherboard for it is bound to be expensive as Ivy Bridge has gone out of production.
 

sougo

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I live in India and here to get the desired thing from online is a bit difficult , and always not guarented, and in offline, just a dead dream
 

anort3

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With Intel you can overclock the Pentium G 3258 and the Core i5 and i7 models with a K at the end. LGA 1155 = i7 2600K, i5 2500K, i7 3770K, i5 3570K. LGA 1150 = i7 4770K, i7 4790K, i5 4670K and i5 4690K.

If you want to overclock a low cost CPU you will either have to go with an older Intel model or an AMD processor.

Edit: Fixed typo.
 

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This^

Overclocking isn't necessary. For gaming you will not benefit at all by overclocking some CPUs, like the Intel i5, Intel Xeon and Intel i7. I'd even say Intel i3 overclocking won't do much.

Edit: Some misinformation. The Intel i5 3570 is LGA 1155 Ivy Bridge 3rd gen. You probably mean the 4670K
 

anort3

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The thing is with IPC improvements when you get an old i3 or Core2 to overclock you have to overclock as high as you can it to even be close to a new stock processor in performance.

The best i3 you could overclock was the i3 560 that ran at 3.33Ghz stock. You might get it to 4Ghz with a good ( ~$50 ) aftermarket cooler. It would still be slower than a stock i3 4130 that runs at 3.4Ghz stock. No need for an aftermarket cooler with the new i3 either. That's because the i3 560 is 4 generations old and each generation brings between 10-20% improvement clock for clock.

So at the same speed of say 3Ghz just to make it easy, an i3 4130 would be about 30%-40% faster than an i3 560.
 

sougo

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Thanks anort3 ^-^ but, at last now i have my final pc part list set up.
Ihave choosed the Intel® Core™ i3-4130 Processor (3M Cache, 3.40 GHz )
 

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