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A couple of questions about the i5 2500 vs. the i5 3570.

#1shycheesecakePosted 6/20/2014 9:31:09 AM(edited)
1) Is the i5-2500 still a good processor for games? I mean can it run the latest games really well? Cause I am current using an i3-2100 (with a GTX 650 Ti Boost OC) and was wondering how much of a speed increase I would see in FPS in games?

2) Is there a huge speed difference between the i5-3570 and the i5-2500 as far as games go? Is it noticeable?

Thanks!
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#2Dirk85UKPosted 6/20/2014 9:31:53 AM
1. Yes.
2. Get whichever works out cheaper.
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#3shycheesecake(Topic Creator)Posted 6/20/2014 9:37:09 AM(edited)
Dirk85UK posted...
1. Yes.
2. Get whichever works out cheaper.


I was about to get the i5-3570, but found out that it's not compatible with my motherboard. The i5-2500 is compatible, however. And it's also within my budget. So I was wondering if I was missing out that much by not getting a 3570.
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#4Dirk85UKPosted 6/20/2014 9:39:08 AM
shycheesecake posted...
Dirk85UK posted...
1. Yes.
2. Get whichever works out cheaper.


I was about to get the i5-3570, but found out that it's not compatible with my motherboard. The i5-2500 is compatible, however. And it's also within my budget. So I was wondering if I was missing out that much by not getting a 3570.


The performance difference from a 2500 to a 3570 is small. Like I said in my previous post - get which is the cheapest. It's not worth upgrading your mobo just for a small increase in CPU performance.
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#5shycheesecake(Topic Creator)Posted 6/20/2014 9:58:42 AM
Dirk85UK posted...
shycheesecake posted...
Dirk85UK posted...
1. Yes.
2. Get whichever works out cheaper.


I was about to get the i5-3570, but found out that it's not compatible with my motherboard. The i5-2500 is compatible, however. And it's also within my budget. So I was wondering if I was missing out that much by not getting a 3570.


The performance difference from a 2500 to a 3570 is small. Like I said in my previous post - get which is the cheapest. It's not worth upgrading your mobo just for a small increase in CPU performance.


And with the i5 2500, I will definitely notice a huge FPS for games from the processor I am currently using (which is an i3 2100) right?
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#6monkmithPosted 6/20/2014 10:10:09 AM
just remember to get the unlocked K chip.
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#7Fade2black001Posted 6/20/2014 10:13:38 AM
monkmith posted...
just remember to get the unlocked K chip.


No sense in getting it if his board can't OC it.
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#8PhilOnDezPosted 6/20/2014 10:34:18 AM
You'll notice about an 80% difference in games that were CPU limited and run on 4 evenly balanced threads (or more). Even a sandy bridge i3 is good enough for most games though so I wouldn't expect to see a difference in most things.
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#9GoIrish80Posted 6/20/2014 10:36:31 AM
I went from a 2500k to a 3570k, and I can't really say I noticed much of a difference. If these are the 2 you're choosing from, just get whichever you can find cheaper.

And like someone else said, make sure it's the "k" version.
#10Fade2black001Posted 6/20/2014 10:43:19 AM
GoIrish80 posted...
I went from a 2500k to a 3570k, and I can't really say I noticed much of a difference. If these are the 2 you're choosing from, just get whichever you can find cheaper.

And like someone else said, make sure it's the "k" version.


Are you people deaf? If his board can't OC the CPU then there is no point in getting the K model.
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