often reviewed as best value/speed, low power potential
Jason G., Amazon
26 Mars 2012
Sommaire: Almost one month away from Ivy Bridge release - SO, the question is, if buying a year old processor now, which of the three - i3, i5, or i7. Many, many tech reviews (tomshardware, etc) comment that the i5 2500k is the better value compared to the i7. The i3 is only dual core. i7 has hyper threading and possibly faster. i5/i7 are quad core and have the hd3000. Only certain users will be able to see the difference between the i5/i7.
Sommaire: The Intel Sandy Bridge line of processors is simply amazing. I have not a single complaint about them. The i5 is ideal for those who want a lot of "snap" when using MS office products (large spread sheets for example), doing some photoshop, or other tasks which might need a bit more grunt than what you get with the core i3. If you aren't playing the latest video games or doing heavy video editing, then the i5 is really ideal.
Sommaire: i dont know what else to say this thing is fast and you can overclock the f out of this thing. works with my win7 and hackintosh. i upgraded from a i5 760 hp and the difference is not noticeable at all. but i upgraded because i was upgrading all my other components.
Sommaire: Powerhouse CPU, I could not imagine a better cpu for gaming and watching blu ray. Buy it, you will be happy you did. Just make sure you pair it up with a motherboard that has the latest and greatest chip set to maximize potential.
Quiet with stock cooling
Sommaire: i3 is cheap but a little slow. i7 sure is fast but a bit overkill for normal use and expensive. This i5 2500K processor is the perfect balance. I upgraded from a Core 2 Duo E8400 since it was getting on my nerves processing RAW photos. Everything's a lot smoother. A few thoughts: a) You won't really notice any difference between the i7 and i5. Hyper-threading? Pfft, not for everyday use. So save your money and get the i5.
Sommaire: I must start off by saying that I have run nothing but AMD processors for the last 10 years in each one of my setups. This processor had high reviews from all of my peers while I recieved nothing but negative reviews from the AMD counterparts. I decided to give it a try and spend the extra money to go with this processor. I am glad I did. While the base setup of this processor is nice and runs everything smoothly, I decided to overclock it a tad bit.
Sommaire: Great CPU, super fast and the i7 doesn't seem £100 more worth it. But each to their own. It's a "k"/unlocked cpu so overclocking is easy, almost too easy. Water cooling would be essential but one could get 4.2GHz apparently from this little beast. Hackintosh capable, gives me a Geekbench score of ~9000 with my configuration so judge that for yourselves. Easily installed and a great CPU.