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Intel i5 3550 vs i5 2500k

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Hi,what is performance difference it's look the same but i like more 2500k it's unlock and better O.C smile.gif
Socket 2500K 1155
Number of cores 4
Clock rate 3.3 GHz
Cache 6 MB
Thermal Design Power 95 W
Technology 32 nm
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Socket 3550 1155
Number of cores 4
Clock rate 3.3 GHz
Cache 6 MB
Thermal Design Power 77 W
Technology 22 nm
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post #2 of 4
You should be comparing i5-3570K to the i5-2500K not what you have up there.

^ with this comparison > Ivy has a faster IPC by 5-10% depending on application and supports PCI-E 3.0. It is harder to keep cool, but can also sustain a higher temperature. So if you OC to 4.7GHz on the i5-3570K you'd have performance of a 5GHz i5-2500K roughly.

I'd go with Ivy if it is a new build. If you are upgrading it is not worth it.
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post #3 of 4
They have the same TDP of 95W. IVY just uses less power under load.
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post #4 of 4
The IVY processor will be faster! 5-10% over the 2500k all the way up to the maximum overclock of 3.9Ghz of the 3550! Also. if you have a Z77 motherboard, you will have the option of Pcie 3.0 and other advantages! If you do not overclock or overclock very little, the 3550 is the way to go!

The regular Sandy bridge line is near end of life!

if you already have the 2500k! Stick with what you have if you overclock!
Edited by Electroneng - 5/1/12 at 3:35pm
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