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Old 09-05-2012, 07:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just found this processor whilst looking around, and i am confused at how cheap it is.

It is the i5 3330, and it is apparently Ivy bridge, yet it is only £143 on Overclockers (not on a deal):
Intel Core i5-3330 3.00GHz (Ivybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor (77W) - Retail [BX80637I53330]

I know it is only 3.0Ghz, but how important is that compared to clock speed?

I was wanting to know - is this any less powerful than the i5 2500, or have i just found a cheap alternative?

I'm wanting to cut down on this price of my computer as much as possible, and since i doubt i will be overclocking anymore, could this be my answer?

Thanks a lot,
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Processor confusion

There aren't any proper reviews of it out yet, but I'm gonna guess it is on par or a tad better stock.
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Sorry, what do you mean by stock?
Would you say it is worth it to go for this 3330 instead of the 2500K?
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If you don't ever plan on overclocking then sure.
By stock I mean both CPUs at stock clocks.
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I think it will be better for you and in my opinion you will can't find any good alternative pc like it.
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