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    i5-3570K
  • 39% (79)
    i5-2500K
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post #1 of 107
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Sooo..for those that waited for Ivy Bridge, hoping to see some significant improvements (like myself)...

I ask you: Which cpu are you going to buy?

Save the money and go with i5-2500k? Or is the i5-3570K worth it?

Vote in the poll! Comments welcomed. smile.gif

I personally am still a little confused about the heat and OC potential comparison (factoring in the per clock difference)...need to read up a little more. I am not an aggressive overclocker...I just do the standard "safe" amount. Also, I assume everyone is getting the Z77 mobo right? If not, let me know why.

Edited by malikq86 - 4/30/12 at 6:27pm
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I was leaning towards the 3570k to go with my P8Z68V-GEN3 until I read this........."CPU Overclocking Enabled (with Intel® Z77 Express & Z75 Express Chipsets): Fully unlocked core multiplier, power, and DDR3 memory ratios enable high flexibility for overclocking." This is from an Ivy Bridge review found here, http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/intel_ivy_bridge_core_i5_3570k_core_i7_3770k_review,2.html.

If a Z77 MB is required to take full advantage of Ivy Bridges overclockability (is that even a word?) then I will be going with the 2500k. I just purchased the Z68 and am committed to using it.
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I was leaning towards the 3570k to go with my P8Z68V-GEN3 until I read this........."CPU Overclocking Enabled (with Intel® Z77 Express & Z75 Express Chipsets): Fully unlocked core multiplier, power, and DDR3 memory ratios enable high flexibility for overclocking." This is from an Ivy Bridge review found here, http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/intel_ivy_bridge_core_i5_3570k_core_i7_3770k_review,2.html.
If a Z77 MB is required to take full advantage of Ivy Bridges overclockability (is that even a word?) then I will be going with the 2500k. I just purchased the Z68 and am committed to using it.

No. P67 and Z68 can overclock Ivy Bridge just fine.
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It has been stated that some Z68 MB's will need a BIOS update for IB. Does this, to anyones knowledge, apply to the P8Z68 also?
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post #5 of 107
Yup the most recent bios update will do that for you.
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post #6 of 107
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Anyone know the overclocking potential on stock voltage between these 2 chips?
Edited by malikq86 - 4/27/12 at 5:28am
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post #7 of 107
Same for me. Still undecided between the 2.
From what I've read so far, looks like moderate OC on IB are fine, and seems crazy to invest in tech which which has been updated.
Like you, I'd like some more educated opinions though.
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Right now you can NOT Overclock with the Z68, I have a UD7 and a 3570k and the multiplier is locked at x34, we must wait for a Bios update...
    
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post #9 of 107
Probally the 2500k for one reason the boards are nice and cheap and available atm. Tho I do like having the newest tech, the 2500k+ asus maximus iv gene z is to tempting.
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well i am already planning to get the i5 3570k for my new system im building, i got motherboard ready just need nvidia to hurry up release 670ti or 670 graphics card
 
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