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Would an i7 Ivy Bridge be better than my i5 2500k OC'd?

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Hello

Would the new i7 ivy bridge be better than my i5 2500k? Its currently OC'd, and does not run very hot at all. The max temperature I've seen is like 60C while playing Skyrim, and its usually in the mid-40s when its idle. I'm using a corsair h60 cooler.

I read the ivy bridge is harder to OC (?) and also runs much hotter. Is this really true?
    
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I estimate that a 3570k @ 4.4GHz equals a 2500K 4.6Ghz in performance. Yes, IVY runs hotter than SB.
    
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Well if you are considering an upgrade, don't do it unless you need the hyperthreading. A 2500k at 4.5ghz -5.0ghz should be able to handle anything you throw at it and you would see minimal improvements in performance
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I have been reading some articles on ivy bridge and I'm no expert but it seems like there is really NO noticeable benefits towards putting money into an IB cpu when my i5 2500k does everything phenomenally.
    
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If this is just for gaming, you would see zero difference between the i5 and i7.
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what are the benefits of hyper threading? lol idk what that even means.

i play bf3 and skyrim. if not in gaming, where would i see a difference in performance between the IB and my i5
    
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Originally Posted by Tori View Post

I have been reading some articles on ivy bridge and I'm no expert but it seems like there is really NO noticeable benefits towards putting money into an IB cpu when my i5 2500k does everything phenomenally.

you answered your own question kinda.. there is no performance increase that warrants going from a sandy to an ivy.. if anything wait until Haswell which will be a worthy upgrade smile.gif

the most benefits of HT comes with encoding type stuff
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okay.
    
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