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Overclocked I3 vs Regular I3?

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By this i mean like a i3 550 socket 1156 @ 4.5GHZ versus a i3 2100 Sandy bridge (which you cant overclock). What would offer better performance?
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i3 @ 4.5 but 4.5 might be a stretch at safe voltages (unless you go with HT off).

The only benefit of buying the sb i3 would be that it's easier to upgrade later.

I could just barely hit 4.4 at max 1.4v. It's a good little chip though. Very easy to OC.
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The overclocked i3 would win by a decent margin
here is a link comparing an i5-670(basically a higher clocked i3) against a new i3-2100. the i5-670 wins in most cases and this is at only 3.5ghz. I run my i3-530 at 4.2ghz HT on at 1.328v. You should be able to at least get 4.2 on a new 550

of course if you spent a bit more and got a 2500k it would destroy either of these chips
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Originally Posted by col musstard View Post
here is a link comparing an i5-670(basically a higher clocked i3) against a new i3-2100
Look carefully at those numbers and you see the i5-670 often loses to the i3-2100. SYSMark 2007 should be ignored. It is a synthetic benchmark. Not a real world application.

The i5-670 has turbo. It's actually faster than 3.46GHz and it still loses in every game on that benchmark except Left 4 Dead and Crysis (only 0.7fps difference in Crysis). i3-2100 has no turbo.
     
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