Pinpoint 3570k or 2500k?

nigeriawithpipe

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Hi friends, listen I've browsed the forum and IB thread... couldn't get a proper short answer.

Now that IB is out, and people know how it is... which cpu is better 3570k or 2500k? the built in GPU is useless because an external GPU will be bought. And I understand its a bit hard to get a hold of 3570k right now. I also understood people are dissembling the cpu theirselves because it doesn't manage heat very well?


short question: 3570k or 2500k? and which mobo

thanks a lot buddies
 

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How did you determin it? i know that I5 is better than I7 at gaming (hyperthreading and such).. but why is 2500k better than 3570k
 

Haserath

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From what I've seen, they're both close with Ivy Bridge using slightly less power overall.

Even if the 2500k can overclock slightly higher, Ivy usually makes it up with a little bit better IPC.

I would personally go with Ivy Bridge and have a low overclock(3.9-4ghz) at a low voltage(.9V or so) that Anand got in his review. Games don't really need anything better than that for now.
 

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and what contribution does having a log voltage have? less heat or less consumption?
 

Haserath

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Both.

Here's Anand's article on Ivy Bridge speeds and voltages:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5763/undervolting-and-overclocking-on-ivy-bridge

At 3.9Ghz@.9V, Anand is able to keep his CPU at 53C max with a cheap water cooler with power consumption much lower than stock. You'd be able to get that with a decent air cooler easy.
 


I would still go with the I5 2500k. It is right not one of the best processors for gaming and it can handle photoshopping and video editing just fine.