What Core i5 is better among these two?

Osama Javaid October 7, 2012
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If there is a choice between buying a Sandy Bridge Core i5 3.3GHz with 6MB cache and an Ivy Bridge Core i5 3.3GHz 3MB cache, which one to choose?

  1. dhanunjayarao chunduri
    October 18, 2012 at 7:14 am

    Go with Ivy Bridge especially if you plan to overclock.

  2. Erlis Dhima
    October 9, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    I don't know a lot about Ivy Bridge, but seeing from the cache, I would recommend Sandy Bridge! More cache, better CPU.. This is what I think!
    I don't know why a lot here recommend Ivy Bridge, but what about cache! I think it's important too!

  3. Scott Reyes
    October 9, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    I would have to say ivy bridge only because it is newer.

  4. Chee Yong Hsia
    October 9, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Ivy bridge is the latest technology

  5. Kannon Y
    October 9, 2012 at 4:42 am

    I would stay away from anything using Ivy Bridge. There was a recent scandal in which they were caught using inferior grade thermal paste between the CPU die and the metal heat spreader. This cause Ivy Bridge to perform poorly when overclocked. Intel claimed that a small die size causes increased heat concentration.

    However, several PC magazines have put this claim to the test, replacing the inferior TIM with a high quality type - and as it turns out, Ivy Bridge could have been great for overclocking. Unfortunately, it's almost impossible for consumers to replace this TIM. Intel has since refused to change the thermal paste (TIM).

    What consumers don't know is that low quality thermal paste degrades over time. It can be as little as two years before temperatures on Ivy Bridge begin creeping up as the thermal paste begins drying out/breaking down. Ivy Bridge will most certainly not have the same longevity as Sandy Bridge (or any other CPU for that matter).

  6. Nikhil Chandak
    October 8, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Sandy Bridge Core i5 3.3GHz i think

  7. Ahmed Khalil
    October 8, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Ivy bridge is the latest technology, and i donot the extra 3MB comes with sandy bridge will cover the difference

  8. Harish Jonnalagadda
    October 8, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Yeah Ivy Bridge is the one to go with..

  9. Anonymous
    October 8, 2012 at 10:00 am

    What about cache? does it matter ?

  10. Jacob Mathew
    October 8, 2012 at 4:15 am

    Ivy Bridge provides better graphics performance with less power consumption.

  11. Rajaa Chowdhury
    October 8, 2012 at 2:28 am

    Would highly recommend Ivy Bridge for better graphic support, better performance and lesser power consumption.

  12. Anonymous
    October 7, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Ivy bridge

  13. Jim Chambers
    October 7, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Go with Ivy Bridge especially if you plan to overclock.

  14. Alex Perkins
    October 7, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Ivy Bridge

  15. Boni Oloff
    October 7, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Just use the latest technology.. The Ivy Bridge.. I don't know the exact details, but newer technology must be better.

  16. Dimal Chandrasiri
    October 7, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    go for ivy bridge. the latest is the best choice to buy.. simple as that.

  17. Jasur Karimov
    October 7, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Ivy bridge is better, just google for core i5 CPU tests

  18. susendeep dutta
    October 7, 2012 at 9:21 am

    It's better to choose Ivy bridge processors as Intel has retired most of the processor lineup of Sandy bridge including the powerful i5 2500K.

  19. ha14
    October 7, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Ivy Bridge processor have HD 4000 (DirectX 11) graphic feature. Support PCIE 3x. Ivy Bridge appears as a Sandy Bridge improved. Performance increase while consumptio in charge decreases.

    Comparing Ivy Bridge vs. Sandy Bridge
    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2405317,00.asp

    Ivy Bridge Takes A Bronze In Overclocking; Gold In Efficiency
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ivy-bridge-overclocking-core-i7-3770k,3198-14.html

    At the same frequency, the performance gain of Ivy Bridge facing Sandy Bridge is between 3 and 8%.

    It all depends on your overclocking habits. a true answer will be testing to catchup the difference , IVY is the new standard 22nm while Sandy is the last year hero.

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