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?
Go with Ivy Bridge especially if you plan to overclock.
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!
I would have to say ivy bridge only because it is newer.
Ivy bridge is the latest technology
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).
Sandy Bridge Core i5 3.3GHz i think
Ivy bridge is the latest technology, and i donot the extra 3MB comes with sandy bridge will cover the difference
Yeah Ivy Bridge is the one to go with..
What about cache? does it matter ?
Ivy Bridge provides better graphics performance with less power consumption.
Would highly recommend Ivy Bridge for better graphic support, better performance and lesser power consumption.
Just use the latest technology.. The Ivy Bridge.. I don't know the exact details, but newer technology must be better.
go for ivy bridge. the latest is the best choice to buy.. simple as that.
Ivy bridge is better, just google for core i5 CPU tests
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.
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
Ivy Bridge Takes A Bronze In Overclocking; Gold In Efficiency
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.