27" i5 vs. 27" 3.33GHz - Which is faster?

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  1. Apple!Fre@k macrumors 6502a

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    Which is a more powerful machine? The 3.33GHz 27" iMac Core 2 Duo, or the 2.66GHz 27" iMac i5 Quad Core?
     
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  3. Apple!Fre@k thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How can you be so sure?
     
  4. 300D macrumors 65816

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    2009 vs 2007 technology, 4 cores vs 2. Its pretty clear.
     
  5. stridemat Moderator

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    Surely it depends what you want too do? and what programs you want to run? Can a program benefit from quad cores.
     
  6. 300D macrumors 65816

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    Not really. If you work with single thread applications, the i5 turbo boost takes it up to 2.8ghz. Since clock-for-clock the i series is significantly faster than the Core series, the i5 is faster in pretty much every event.
     
  7. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Turbo Boost takes it up to 3.2GHz for i5 and 3.46GHz for i7....

    Quad is faster anyway, you can't beat the fact.
     
  8. 300D macrumors 65816

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    Then the point is even better. :D
     

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