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Best processor for me? (Overclocking) 2500k or 3570k?

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Hi, I am looking to upgrade to intel soon, but I have an issue.

I know I will be getting a z77 board to overclock the hell out of whatever chip i get, but i dont know which cpu is better for overclocking.


My budget is around 250 TOPS, but i would like it at about 230 or so, so a i7 is out of the picture, which, for me, doesn't matter, I mainly game on my rig.


I was looking at the 3570k and the amazing OC'er 2500k; I know that the 3570k is newer, but I hear it runs hotter (I am on air, 212+, will go to water soon) when you OC it compared to the SB processors. I know it is common for a i5 2500k to hit 4.5ghz, but what about the new IB chips?


Because there is only a 10 dollar difference between the two, It makes me wonder what the best one is for overclocking. I had my heart set on the 2500k, but can someone give me some OC info comparing the two? Thanks smile.gif
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i5 2500k is the better OCer as its doesn't get has hot as the 3570k, but the 3570k perfor s slightly better clock for clock so it basically evens outs. I'd go with the 3570k just because it's newer and you're getting a z77 moo anyway.
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Go with the 3570K. 99.9% will do 4.6ghz easily and with water cooling you should have no.issues pushing it higher
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Go with the 3570K. 99.9% will do 4.6ghz easily and with water cooling you should have no.issues pushing it higher


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That was the perfect answer. As much as performance isn't solely related to clockspeed anymore (ivy vs sandy), i still love seeing over 4ghz smile.gif, I can only get to 4.1 stable on my old 965, so being able to see 4.5 at least makes me happy, and that it will run like a sandy at 4.8ghz. I know what I'm upgrading to.

I think AMD should take after intel...not that intel is so much better (although they are, quite easily), but when you come out with a new generation of processors, they should be BETTER than the old 2009 chips *Cough* bulldozer *cough*
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+1 rep to you biggrin.gif
That was the perfect answer. As much as performance isn't solely related to clockspeed anymore (ivy vs sandy), i still love seeing over 4ghz smile.gif, I can only get to 4.1 stable on my old 965, so being able to see 4.5 at least makes me happy, and that it will run like a sandy at 4.8ghz. I know what I'm upgrading to.
I think AMD should take after intel...not that intel is so much better (although they are, quite easily), but when you come out with a new generation of processors, they should be BETTER than the old 2009 chips *Cough* bulldozer *cough*

Agree with 3570k. Although the Sandy Chips may overclock better, generally, IB will have equally as good Overclocks. Added the fact you can get better features out of a z77 board, then it makes it a no-brainer unless you want to save a little money.
I'm with you on the 965; although i can only get it to 3.9 stable. You win the "silicon lottery" tongue.gif
Enjoy your new chip! thumb.gif
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i5-3570K for sure. No reason to go Sandy Bridge anymore, a Corsair H series cooler will do enough for overclocking without any problems.
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What are you planning on doing with this? Since you're talking about an i7 I'm assuming that you'll need this for something other than gaming, and depending on that, one of the new Vishera chips might be a better buy.
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What are you planning on doing with this? Since you're talking about an i7 I'm assuming that you'll need this for something other than gaming, and depending on that, one of the new Vishera chips might be a better buy.
Ivy Bridge is faster than Vishera AND consumes less power
Source: http://www.anandtech.com/show/6396/the-vishera-review-amd-fx8350-fx8320-fx6300-and-fx4300-tested/6

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/10/22/amd_fx8350_piledriver_processor_ipc_overclocking/6
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Is Vishera a better part than Zambezi? Yes it is. And in some areas of performance, quite a lot. AMD has done some great things with Piledriver when compared to its previous Bulldozer architecture. AMD can surely claim a victory in that arena and kudos to its engineers for doing so.

Is Vishera a better part than Intel's Ivy Bridge or previous Sandy Bridge processors? No it is not, not even close. Intel still has a healthy lead in both Performance per Watt, and Instructions per Clock. AMD cannot best or match Intel on the desktop and keep in mind that AMD brings 4 more processing cores to the table than the Intel processors compared here today.

Edited by zephiK - 10/27/12 at 7:22am
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Your own quote says that in some cases Vishera is much better than ivy bridge. Additionally, for the same price as an i5 he could get the 8350.

Also, I don't see what the issue with power consumption is here. As long as you wouldn't have to change a PSU for a processor, it's irrelevant as electricity is cheap.

I'm not saying Vishera is the end-all-be-all, but I'm saying that it is definetly something to consider depending on the OP's workload.
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Your own quote says that in some cases Vishera is much better than ivy bridge. Additionally, for the same price as an i5 he could get the 8350.
Also, I don't see what the issue with power consumption is here. As long as you wouldn't have to change a PSU for a processor, it's irrelevant as electricity is cheap.
I'm not saying Vishera is the end-all-be-all, but I'm saying that it is definetly something to consider depending on the OP's workload.
It really isn't.
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