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i3 2100 or i5 760 ???

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I have old 775 system and I am thinking of upgrading. I can get p55 board + i5 760 for same price as h61 board + i3 2100
I really can't figure out which is better.
I mean all comparisions and forum posts I found on the net are i5 750 vs i5 2500k. I mean duh of course newer 4 core cpu is going to be faster and better purchase then older one.
But newer 2 core vs older 4 cores ?
I really dont know and need help.I am mainly interested in gaming perfomance.
Which system would be faster ?
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post #2 of 11
get this it's quad core and new tech (sand bridge) also same price as i5 760: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115073
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 006;13726256 
get this it's quad core and new tech (sand bridge) also same price as i5 760: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115073

I'd go for this wink.gif
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I need to clarify..used i5 760 vs new i3 2100..
Budget is really tight that's why I am wondering..
Even if I buy i5 2300,not i5 2500 that would cost more...
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post #5 of 11
get the k version. It doesnt cost that much more than the 2500. but if the 2500k isnt in the picture, id get the 750 or 760 because you can still overclock them.
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post #6 of 11
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So you are saying 750 or 760 are even better then i5 2500,not to mention i3 2100 ???
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The i5-750/760 are still quite strong chips, they have aged a lot better than the Phenom IIs. I can't remember if the turbo reaches 3200 MHz or higher with two cores, in which case it's better than an i3-2100 at stock. Overclocked to 3.4 GHz or higher, it'll easily match and beat the i3-2100 depending on the game/benchmark.
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post #8 of 11
Get the i5 760, so you have 4 cores and the ability to overclock.
Edited by 006 - 6/2/11 at 10:57am
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post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arni90;13726374 
The i5-750/760 are still quite strong chips, they have aged a lot better than the Phenom IIs. I can't remember if the turbo reaches 3200 MHz or higher with two cores, in which case it's better than an i3-2100 at stock. Overclocked to 3.4 GHz or higher, it'll easily match and beat the i3-2100 depending on the game/benchmark.

It is not just about the clock speed, there are architecture upgrades

The biggest performance increases going to the sandy bridge platform is in the quad cores, so I would really try to get a quad sandy bridge, even if it is the cheapest one(i5 2300)
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post #10 of 11
I would go for the 760 just because of the 4 real cores. The 2100 is more efficient but it has much lower cache and it's hyperthreaded 4 cores. The 2100 should overclock higher than the 760 but it depends on cooling and your expertise on the matter.

Look at this review. They used a 750 but a 760 is a 750 just binned higher and running a little faster.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/the-sandy-bridge-review-intel-core-i7-2600k-i5-2500k-core-i3-2100-tested/18

The 760 is on par or faster than the 760 in most cases. Overclocking can change this however.
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