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Been out of the market for a couple years, and these i5's are still going strong, mine is currently at 4.9ghz @1.4v but these chips seem like the cream of the crop?Am i wrong? Never had something overclock so easily, and perform so well, hope to get years to come outta this chip
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They are still beastly yes. Heck I am on a 2600 and still have no reason to upgrade.
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4.5 @ 1.36v biggrin.gif this was my first new generation chip and im very happy with it thumb.gif
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Yes its a nice chip. Recently sold mine and bought the 4770k. Got a pretty big bump in performance and mostly multitasking ofc. But yes it is indeed the best bang for buck chip out there wink.gif
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I think the 2500k is the best budget chip to buy at this point.

People buy Expensive 3670k/4670k, Expensive Motherboard, Expensive Watercooler and get to a 4.2Ghz to 4.5Ghz

These days you can pickup cheap second hand 2500k + motherboard, use a cheap aircooler, and easily get from 4.6Ghz to 4.9Ghz
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Mine @ 4.8Ghz & 1.37v holds well still.

Thinking of going i7 with Broadwell.
    
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Depending on your needs you can upgrade but for general purposes its fine (e.g. gaming, watching xxx and masturbating) lol. Its a strong chip and seen a dude from the UK selling his chip in the marketplace that goes to 5.5ghz :O
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Never seen mine under 100% load doing anything before other than a stress test tongue.gif
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Although they may be able to reach high overclocks (and are great processors), clock speed doesn't mean much.
Unless you're comparing two processors in the same lineup/generation, directly comparing clockspeed is a waste of time and is irrelevant.

Please keep in mind that this isn't a quantitative measurement, it is based around mathematics and assuming that the processors performance is linear.

A SB i5 @ 4.5GHz is equal to a IB i5@ 4GHz (since they perform around 12% better per clock iirc).
So, a IB i5 only needs to be at 4.5GHz to be equal to a SB i5 @ 5GHz.

Now, if we go further on, Haswell performs another 6% better than IB. So an IB processor only has to be @ 4.2GHz to be equal to a SB @ 5GHz.

To conclude, you cannot directly compare processor clock speed between generations.
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