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Poll Results: Should I get a 2500K or 3570K?

 
  • 44% (64)
    2500K
  • 51% (74)
    3570K
  • 3% (5)
    Something else (explain in the comments below)
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post #101 of 176
Hey OP, you said you mainly game and have a GPU. GET the 2500k and you may be able to hit 5ghz if you got a nice chip like that last one I just gave out that could do 5ghz with 1.350v on a Hyper 212+. It has a on board igpu also so your not loosing there, it's not as fast as the one in Ivy but will still let you use your pc and do what you need. I would not get Ivy unless you were only going to use the IGPU and not plan on getting a Gpu. Ivy is a LOT hotter.

If you were asking as one of my customers then you would be getting a 2500k for your system and it would be running a higher clock for sure and with less heat. My 2cents.gif
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post #102 of 176
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Someone actually voted for the "Other" in the poll, but they never said what frown.gif
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post #103 of 176
It should take the lead and keep the lead until a stepping improvement that allows you to push a 3570k further. Unless your using IGPU all the time as in a server or something like that, you should not even consider Ivy right now if your using a gpu and gaming. Wait til they refresh them, you'll be happier.

I'm buying a 3570k for a media server I'm building, but I plan on using the igpu only and the 4000 chip is better than the 3000 and I won't need it overclocked that high. If I can get 4.4ghz, I'll be fine, I'll only be using a Hyper212 on it and it should manage.

You'd be crazy to get the UD3 over this board for the same price too, you get $50 of the board if you buy the 2500k with the purchase of these
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0378096

or this too. You also get $50 off this board if you purchase with a 3570k
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0386886
Edited by Hambone07si - 5/14/12 at 7:27am
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post #104 of 176
2500k.
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post #105 of 176
If the cost is similar, go for the 3570K 100% Unless there is a great pricing disparity, there is little to no reason to buy a 2500K at this point in time. You won't see a difference in gaming between 4.4 and 4.6-4.8Ghz with Ivy/SB as the 2500K (et al) is not a bottleneck (in practical terms, not acknowledging something like 115 vs 118 FPS) in any game. A GPU will still hold you back before a current-generation performance CPU will.
Edited by staryoshi - 5/14/12 at 8:50am
    
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post #106 of 176
You have a single GPU setup and you want to overclock. So go Sandy.

For me personally, I usually go for a single gpu setup and RAM of 1600MHZ or 1866MHz, and I like my temperatures nice and cool when I OC so I'd go for i5 2500k. However it would still be a tough choice for me because in the UK Ivy i5 is only £4 more than Sandy i5.
Remember, the performance of Ivy isn't that much better, because it's Intel's tick/tock thingy (aka teaser/pleaser thumb.gif).

EDIT: also with a Z68 board you won't need to bother with a BIOS update.
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post #107 of 176
This is a really simple question, on Z77? Get a 3570K, on Z68? Get a 2500k.
post #108 of 176
according to the graphs Ive seen, Ivy is about 200mhz's worth of performance faster than sandy so a 4.0ghz Ivy will perform like a 4.2 sandy and since sandy OCs better than Ivy, just get sandy.
    
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post #109 of 176
Honestly at the same speed either chip will feel the same. I know because I had both at 4.8ghz. In benching at that overclock the 3570k was still slower than my 2500k at 5.0ghz. I wish I didn't sell my 2500k personally because temps were too warm for my taste on the 3570k (1.384v). Seeing reviews with aftermarket thermal paste bringing temps down left a bad taste in my mind so I returned it and went 2700k. Im a big sandy supporter but ivy is solid if your not looking for over 4.5ghz. I will post my benchmarks on my system if anyone is interested.

Sidenote ivy matched my old fx8150 at every clock I had benched on cinebench with which was interesting smile.gif I'm sure Intel will bring a revision with at least high end thermal paste or solder and sell as a 3590k 3790k and charge us more which is OK so long as they get it right LOL.
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post #110 of 176
I voted for 3570K ..newer ..higher IPC ..as for the heat..You could de-lid it ph34r-smiley.gif
 
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