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The i5-3570k has 6mb of L3 cache
The i7-2600k has 8mb L3 cache, 1mb of L2 cache
Both can run at the same 3.40ghz to 3.80 turbo

What is the deal with the cache?? Is it necessary or helpful for gaming and different gaming applications because I am going to run Dual SLi. with 8mb ram. What exactley is the variety of cache for because I heard that is one of the benefits of the AMD 8core by having multiple caches.
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Go for the i5 3570k for your gaming rig. You don't need hyper-threading for games.
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If you're just gaming, go for the i5.

If you're using multi threaded applications, go for the i7

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Originally Posted by GRYMRAYPER View Post

The i5-3570k has 6mb of L3 cache
The i7-2600k has 8mb L3 cache, 1mb of L2 cache
Both can run at the same 3.40ghz to 3.80 turbo

What is the deal with the cache?? Is it necessary or helpful for gaming and different gaming applications because I am going to run Dual SLi. with 8mb ram. What exactley is the variety of cache for because I heard that is one of the benefits of the AMD 8core by having multiple caches.

the 3570K is the one to go.. also if you are in the US. you can pick up a 3770K for 245$ with tax included
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