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 Post Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 11:06 pm 
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I'm thinking of replacing the motherboard in a computer of mine which will require the purchase of a CPU to go with it.

The style of motherboard I have in mind will use an i3, i5, or i7 1155 LGA type CPU. I am however confused at the various options I am finding and do not know how to tell the difference between them.

These all seem similar in speed, spec, and price, but, I cannot tell which might be the best. Is there a guide available somewhere that might help?

i5-2400S Quad Core 2.5 GHz
i5-2500S Quad Core 2.7 GHz
i5-3330S Quad Core 2.70 GHz
i5-3570K Quad Core 3.4 GHz

Thanks in advance


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 Post Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 12:10 am 
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You can look them up and compare them on http://ark.intel.com. Scott.


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CPUs with an S or T after the number indicate lower power using CPUs due to their being significantly clocked down (underclocked). CPUs with a K can be readily overclocked with their multiplier. CPUs with no letter are normal.

I see no good reason for a general use PC to use a slower CPU marked with an S or T when as you say similarly priced full speed (non-crippled) CPUs are available.

Equally, since it does not save money, I see no reason to put last generation socket 1155 hardware into a PC when the latest H97 or Z97 socket 1150 MBs and their CPUs are available.


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