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i5-2500k vs i5-3570k

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I'm looking between the i5-2500k and the i5-3570k. The only difference between them I can see is the 100MHz clock and $10.

I'm looking for the most I can get out of these cpu's overclocking them with this cooler. From what I hear the i5-3570k can run a lot hotter and does not overclock as well as the i5-2500k.

Just wondering what you guys think.
post #2 of 74
Clock for clock, 3570K will be 10% faster i.e. 3570K @ 4.6GHz = 2500K @ 4.9GHz. The 3570K being new technology you get more for your money including PCI-E 3.0, faster ram support, and superior integrated graphics. 3570K overclocks just as well as the proven 2500K. Why buy old tech. for nearly the same dollar?
post #3 of 74
They're basically the same. Any chip that you overclock will eventually run hot. A 4.5ghz overclock with the 2500k is a 4.7ghz with the 3570k. The 3570k is obviously the better chip. The whole "Ivy Bridge runs hotter and doesn't overclock well" is a stupid statement. Every chip is different. One may overclock differently than the other. One may run hotter than the other. To conclude, neither chip is hotter than the other and neither chip overclocks better. It all depends on if you get a good chip or not. I can tell you right now that if I get a 3570k, it will definitely be better than my 2500k. My 2500k is one of the bad chips of the batch. It's awful.

Anyways.....I would get the 3570k if you have the money. If you want to save cash, get the 2500k. It won't make any difference. They are both great chips and overclock really easy.
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I'd go for Ivy Bridge. It's pretty much an improved Sandy Bridge in almost every way. However, I have a few things to ask:
How's your cooling? What case do you have (and number of fans in it)? What CPU cooler will you be using?
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The cooler is in the original post. For my case I have an older version of this case. It has vary good air flow with 8 case fans running. My current i5-2400 3.8GHz oc gets to ~57c(hottest core temp) in prime 95 and my 3 other cores are around 52c.
post #6 of 74
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Originally Posted by Evilsplashy View Post

A 4.5ghz overclock with the 2500k is a 4.7ghz with the 3570k. The 3570k is obviously the better chip.

I think you got that the other way around. A lower clocked 3570K will match a higher clocked 2500K.

I would only recommend the 3570K if you have a Z77 board, otherwise stick to the 2500/2550K. Having had a 2550K at 5ghz and now a 3570K at 4.7ghz, I don't really see a difference in regular usage. There are features in Z77 boards that may tilt you over to the 3570K, such as faster boot times or PCI-E 3.0. The 3570K will also have a larger resale value.
post #7 of 74
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I think you got that the other way around. A lower clocked 3570K will match a higher clocked 2500K.
I would only recommend the 3570K if you have a Z77 board, otherwise stick to the 2500/2550K. Having had a 2550K at 5ghz and now a 3570K at 4.7ghz, I don't really see a difference in regular usage. There are features in Z77 boards that may tilt you over to the 3570K, such as faster boot times or PCI-E 3.0. The 3570K will also have a larger resale value.
Yeah that's what I meant. LOL
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I have owned both chips and they are pretty much the same with a slight advantage to Ivy. New tech is worth the extra 10-20 bucks. Ivy can overclock just fine I have mine currently at 4.4GHz only hitting 65c max in prime and 58c in folding 24/7.

I even had a stable oc to 4.7GHz at 1.35v and then it hit 75c which is still well within acceptable thermal limits.

it is shocking at first going to this CPU because I wasn't so use to high temps, but considering the thermal safe zone is higher it all evens out just fine. Grab it and don't look back. thumb.gif
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post #9 of 74
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Originally Posted by Gloserous View Post

The cooler is in the original post. For my case I have an older version of this case. It has vary good air flow with 8 case fans running. My current i5-2400 3.8GHz oc gets to ~57c(hottest core temp) in prime 95 and my 3 other cores are around 52c.
Every chip is different. However, if you keep the voltage relatively low, temps should be fine. I'm at 4.2GHz with 1.192V, and my max temp under is load is 60C.
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post #10 of 74
Grabbing a used 2500K will probably net you higher performance per dollar.
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