27" i3 or 27" i5? which is better for me?

redapple99

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Jun 11, 2010
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hi guys i am looking at getting the 27" i3 or 27" i5? will i notice a difference if i game? a little photoshop? web-browsing? movies? BUT NO VIDEO EDITING?

thanks
 

Hellhammer

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Dec 10, 2008
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Gaming is the only thing that can take advantage of the better CPU and GPU but it depends on what games do you play. Older games will run fine with both machines but newer games benefit from the faster GPU.

It's only 300$, it gets you better CPU and GPU so IMO it's worth it

(w000t 10 000 posts :D)
 

alent1234

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Jun 19, 2009
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anandtech had benchmarks back in january and the i5 was slightly faster in most games. but only a few FPS
 
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