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Windows 7: Is Intel® Core™ i5-650 Processor (4M Cache, 3.20 GHz) worth it?

12 Aug 2012   #11
chrysalis

windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I have first gen P5, great cpu in its day but I wouldnt suggest anyone to buy it now. The thing is the gen after it sandy bridge had huge leaps.

1 - far greater overclock potential. Adding probably an easy 30% to clock speed, this is on top of the performance improvements native to the newer gens.
2 - automated overclocking, simply increase the turbo mode speed and thats how easy it is, and this also still underclocks cpu when idle.
3 - sataIII support on intel controller, great for modern ssd's.

ivy bridge even newer than sandy bridge also although I believe its a bit harder to overclock on that but otherwise its superior to sandy bridge, so I would get sandy or ivy bridge not first gen i5.


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