We address one of the most pertinent question that is on the minds of new Ivy Bridge platform shoppers – is the hyperthreading capable / 2MB more L3 cache i7-3770K (US$313) worth the almost 50% price premium over the i5-3570K (US$212), especially when both chips are overclocked at 4.8GHz?

How to interpret results:

Blue – Within margin of error / too close to call (±5%)

Green – i7-3770K improvements

Red – i5-3750K triumphs

 

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