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

Discussion in 'iMac' started by redapple99, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. redapple99 macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2010
    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?

  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    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)
  3. dexthageek macrumors 6502

    Dec 7, 2007
  4. alent1234 macrumors 603

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

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