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i5 2500K or i5 3570K, which is superior for pcsx2 in the longrun?
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I believe this is in the right location, however if it isn't please move it to the proper place.

I will be building a new pc in a few weeks (upgrading from an amd phenom II 925 @2.8ghz) and while i know what i want/need for my planned build, the one question i have is, which cpu is better for pcsx2?

As i'm mainly building this pc for gaming in general, i want to get the best cpu for what i am going to use it for while the 3570K is unquestionably stronger the 2500K overclocks better, so i would ask for some advice on which cpu to buy for my build.

I will be using a CM hyper 212 evo cpu cooler, with at most a mild overclock as i do not believe most of the games i wish to play will require overclocking, excluding perhaps ZOE2, otherwise i intend to try and avoid overclocking if at all possible.

Any help is appreciated.
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#2
They're quite the same, at the same frequency the 3570 it's just a little better than the 2500 (5% or less). The 2500 goes a little higher in OC, so there's no real difference except for the lower power consumption of the 3570. My opinion is: go for the cheaper and use the saved money for a better VGA.
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(11-04-2012, 11:56 PM)||dav1de|| Wrote: They're quite the same, at the same frequency the 3570 it's just a little better than the 2500 (5% or less). The 2500 goes a little higher in OC, so there's no real difference except for the lower power consumption of the 3570. My opinion is: go for the cheaper and use the saved money for a better VGA.


Already have the gpu and ram, so i suppose it comes down to price, thanks.
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#4
actually i wouldn't buy Ivy at all and neither OC over the safe limmit ( 4GHz @ stock voltage ) if it's for the long run like i think games that needs more than 3 SB cores @ 4 GHz are few considering how many will play smoothly
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(11-05-2012, 03:08 PM)abdo123 Wrote: actually i wouldn't buy Ivy at all and neither OC over the safe limmit ( 4GHz @ stock voltage ) if it's for the long run like i think games that needs more than 3 SB cores @ 4 GHz are few considering how many will play smoothly

Alright thanks, 2500k for me then, as i didn't intend to mess with the voltage and just push up the stock clocks as far as was safe at the stock voltage anyway.
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(11-04-2012, 11:24 PM)Tatsuya1221 Wrote: I believe this is in the right location, however if it isn't please move it to the proper place.

I will be building a new pc in a few weeks (upgrading from an amd phenom II 925 @2.8ghz) and while i know what i want/need for my planned build, the one question i have is, which cpu is better for pcsx2?

As i'm mainly building this pc for gaming in general, i want to get the best cpu for what i am going to use it for while the 3570K is unquestionably stronger the 2500K overclocks better, so i would ask for some advice on which cpu to buy for my build.

I will be using a CM hyper 212 evo cpu cooler, with at most a mild overclock as i do not believe most of the games i wish to play will require overclocking, excluding perhaps ZOE2, otherwise i intend to try and avoid overclocking if at all possible.

Any help is appreciated.

THE I5 3570k is better, more new, Ivy Bridge and hotting up less because and 22nm instead of 2500k which is 32nmBlink
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(11-05-2012, 10:42 PM)carroacelera Wrote: THE I5 3570k is better, more new, Ivy Bridge and hotting up less because and 22nm instead of 2500k which is 32nmBlink

It's just a little better...it's a die shrink with just a little improvement, so the performance are quite the same, it consumes less because it's produced with smaller transistor but due to the use of a thermal paste instead of the soldering with the HIS (used in the 2500k) it reaches higher temperature when overclocked...even if it's consuming less power...just in the integrated GPU the Ivy Bridges are undoubtedly better
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#8
I say just go for the latest and the greatest, just for bragging rights, pride, etc. I feel pretty good having the best of what's available instead of the "past" generation, but that's just because I'm spoiled.
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#9
Yeah, a golden cage surely is better than an iron cage Smile
Imagination is where we are truly real
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(11-06-2012, 03:58 PM)nosisab Ken Keleh Wrote: Yeah, a golden cage surely is better than an iron cage Smile

not the best thing to say a goden cage is soft ( pure Gold is not tough )

and will be easily cracked Tongue
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