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Old August 22, 2012, 07:04 PM
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Default Which i5-3570K Batch To Keep?

So I was able to pick up two Core i5-3570K from Micro Center... Which batch should I keep? One is 3220B501 and is made in Costa Rica with a 77W rating, while the other is L206B682 and is made in Malaysia with a 95W. I haven't found anything on Google, but I did find Ivy Bridge i5 3570K/i7 3770K batch and o/c results which is good, but doesn't seem to have my batch numbers.

AnandTech forums says the days of picking a specific batch are long gone, and that just choose whichever I want and have fun.
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Old August 22, 2012, 07:20 PM
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yes the batch days are gone
you can have 10 of same batch n 2 be good clockers

i seen costarica chips have strong imcs

if i were you i'd test both
if i were to pick i'd pick costarica
or flip a coin
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Old August 23, 2012, 03:32 PM
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honestly I have not heard a thing about batches on the latest gen of CPU. I think its going to be luck of the draw. I thought with the i5/i7 3xxx cpu they are all 77w despite some boxes saying 95w....doesn't make much sense to me, but I know I read it on one of the more reliable hardware sites. Good luck with picking a good one.
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