13" and the processor, no difference?

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  1. mrex macrumors 68020

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    they all seems to be identical (except ghz) and no real benefit to choose i7 instead of i5?
    http://ark.intel.com/compare/91167,91164,91166


    or is there something i cant just see? it looks like cache and all seems to be the same, so why would i pay 340 euros for i7...
     
  2. AaronMT macrumors regular

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    I am curious too. The i7 doesn't look beneficial here.
     
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  4. neteng101 macrumors 65816

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    Because - i7

    That - and slightly faster clock speeds.
     
  5. mrex thread starter macrumors 68020

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    what this i7 has that i5 doesnt have? why is it better?

    earlier differences were hyperthreading and/or differend cache. now they both have the same cache and both have HT.
     
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    PassMark scores seem to be 5479, 5042, 4882 respectively

    So around 11% boost from base model.
     
  7. joscejrod macrumors 6502

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    I could't find mid tier processor in PassMark webpage. To clarify, the processor are the following:
    - Base: Intel® Core™ i5-6267U 2.9 (3.3 TB).
    - Mid: Intel® Core™ i5-6287U 3.1 (3.5 TB). (+120€)
    - High: Intel® Core™ i7-6567U 3.3 (3.6 TB). (+360€)

    All of them include 550 iris pro graphics BUT the main difference is that mid and high level processors have higher clocked graphics frecuency. Comparing the differences and prices between all, in my humble opinion, the mid tier option is the best by far. If you need power the turboboost will give you 3.5ghz (almost the same of i7) and if you need graphics this configuration will give you the same performance of i7! So, the choice is easy!!! The only doubt is to choose 8vs16gb of ram (you have to do a LOT of multitasking to need 16gb) and ssd capacity. It will only depend on your use, so don't follow the advice of anyone. Simply analize your use and make a decision based on that!! Happy to help please share your thoughts!
     
  8. mrex thread starter macrumors 68020

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    which frequency? all i can see the "same"

    from high to low (i7/i5/i5)
    Graphics Base Frequency 300.00 MHz 300.00 MHz 300.00 MHz
    Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency 1.10 GHz 1.10 GHz 1.05 GHz

    i dont see significant differences.
     
  9. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Pretty sure on these dual-core chips, the only difference is marketing and a slightly higher clock speed. Probably would be very difficult to tell in everyday use between the base i5 and the upgraded i7 unless you're sitting there timing your video encodes.
     

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