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Originally Posted by Kick;11877237 
if you match the i5 760 with the clock speed of the 2500k, you'd find the difference between the two cpu's clock for clock performance.
Varies depending on the application. Based on iXBT Labs' review (they had the i5-2300 2.80GHz), around 10% on average.

Still, I'd expect most chips to go to 4.4~4.5 GHz on air. Most people on Lynnfield just stick to 3.8~4.0 GHz. Either way, whether you'll be running stock or overclocking, SB is better.
Edited by rui-no-onna - 1/3/11 at 2:44pm
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You guys are *******. He already said he decided on Sandy Bridge. Don't flood his thread with your arguments.


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I still wonder how well sandy bridges will perform on games fps wise.. compared to the recent set ups most of us have.. we'll just have to wait and see.
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I still wonder how well sandy bridges will perform on games fps wise.. compared to the recent set ups most of us have.. we'll just have to wait and see.

There's already some benches of it running various games. In most games it beats even the i7-980x.
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There's already some benches of it running various games. In most games it beats even the i7-980x.

Really? Gotta link?
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Thanks guys... Confirms for Sandy Bay already. i5 2400/2500 depending on his budget

One thing your friend should be aware about, is that the overclocking performance is VERY limited on the "non-K" version CPU's. The tiny price difference (only $11 going from 2500 to 2500k) is very worth it, and even if he is not comfortable overclocking they made it so easy with these new CPU's that even someone with no experience should be able to go to 4.0-4.2GHz no problem. You won't even need any special cooling either, I saw a review on Anandtech I believe where they hit those frequencies using the stock Intel cooler.


EDIT: Yes it was Anandtech.
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These chips overclock very well. Both my Core i5-2500K and Core i7-2600K hit ~4.4GHz, fully stable, using the stock low-profile cooler.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/the-sandy-bridge-review-intel-core-i5-2600k-i5-2500k-and-core-i3-2100-tested/3
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sb is faster clock for clock and id go with a corsair 500w or silverstone 500w, 750 is way overkill
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