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Hey guys. So I haven't paid much attention to the Ivy Bridge since I am not going to be getting one anytime soon, and Im a bit confused.

If you guys recall, the i5-750 was the 1st gen around $200-220 and was great for gaming and a good level of performance in general

For the Sandy Bridge, it was the i5-2500K for that price range and performance for gamers, etc

Now, Im looking at the Ivy Bridge processors, and here's the thing:

We got:

i5-3450 for $200
i5-3450S for $200

i5-3550 for $220

i5-3570K for $250

So judging by the price and the clock speed, I would ASSUME that the i5-3550 is supposed to be the general recommendation for new builders who Ivy Bridge and a good processor. Same clock, same price.

Now I know the i5-750 wasn't an unlocked processor, however, the i5-2500K was, and no one really bought the 2500 over the 2500K

So is the i5-3550 (it's not unlocked) still the processor we would recommend most people for gaming and all?

What I'm trying to ask I guess is, is the i5-3550 more lower range? Because the i5-750 and 2500K were mid / upper mid range performance wise, and I have a feeling the i5-3550 is lower range.

As a new generation comes out, you're supposed to be able to get better performance for around the same price, so is this the case with the i5-3550? What benefits does it have feature-wise over Sandy Bridge?
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i5-3570K is the equivalent of the i5-2500K
i5-3570 is the equivalent of the i5-2500

benifits over SB would be PCIe 3.0 support and IMC can support higher RAM speeds..
not really worth going from a SB - IB IMO but rather wait for Haswel is a better choice

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Edited by stubass - 5/6/12 at 2:22pm
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i5-3570K is the equivalent of the i5-2500K
i5-3570 is the equivalent of the i5-2500
benifits over SB would be PCIe 3.0 support and IMC can support higher RAM speeds..
not really worth going from a SB - IB IMO but rather wait for Haswel is a better choice
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Hmm the 3570K is $250... how much better is it than the 2500K?

PCI-E 3.0 support meaning what? Don't you only need a mobo that supports it?

Im getting the feeling Ivy Bridge isn't really anything all that special? That's why I didn't look at it much in the first place cause from what I skimmed on articles here and there, it really wasn't all that special from what I understood

Haswell's not till like what, 2013? 14?
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Hmm the 3570K is $250... how much better is it than the 2500K?
PCI-E 3.0 support meaning what? Don't you only need a mobo that supports it?
Im getting the feeling Ivy Bridge isn't really anything all that special? That's why I didn't look at it much in the first place cause from what I skimmed on articles here and there, it really wasn't all that special from what I understood
Haswell's not till like what, 2013? 14?

You need both the PCI-E 3.0 board and the IB CPU to use PCI-E 3.0 on the Intel side. However I think the socket 2011 also supports PCI-E 3.0 from what I've heard.
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You need both the PCI-E 3.0 board and the IB CPU to use PCI-E 3.0 on the Intel side. However I think the socket 2011 also supports PCI-E 3.0 from what I've heard.

this^^^ and IB is 5% approx performance improvement due to a better IPC. It runs hotter and overclocks lower than sandies. But for example with this new IPC an IB at 4.5 will perform the same as a SB at 4.8. So it is slightly better on average but not overly great but its more just a die shrink on a sandy with some newer thecnology as one would expect from a Tick cycle of Intels Tick Tock model. The next new micro archetexture or the Tock cycle will be Haswel in Q2 2013. smile.gif
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this^^^ and IB is 5% approx performance improvement due to a better IPC. It runs hotter and overclocks lower than sandies. But for example with this new IPC an IB at 4.5 will perform the same as a SB at 4.8. So it is slightly better on average but not overly great but its more just a die shrink on a sandy with some newer thecnology as one would expect from a Tick cycle of Intels Tick Tock model. The next new micro archetexture or the Tock cycle will be Haswel in Q2 2013. smile.gif

Yeah just like with the tick-tock cycle of the iPhones

Hopefully Haswell will be something to really drool over, wonder how they pick the names ^.^

Wish they could get their sheiiiitt together and stop fkin up the video card naming schemes and stuff tho... >_>
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