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Old 2013-03-30, 14:51   #13
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"Patrik Johansson"
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Originally Posted by mbn451 View Post
Thanks for all the feedback! Looking at the Benchmarks page, why is a 3570k recommended over a 2500k? It seems as if the 2500k has better times on FFT lengths, and is currently the same price as the 3570k on Newegg. What am I missing here?
I'm not sure that 2500k is faster. I own one of each, and my 3570k is slightly faster. But different memory and OS.

The speed at the higher FFT levels (where first time tests are now) depends on the memory.

Maybe 3570k is recommended because it feels better to have a newer model, or because it is specified to run a few watts cooler.
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