3.33. versus i5

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Shivetya, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. Shivetya macrumors 65816

    Jan 16, 2008
    After looking closely... the dual core 27 requires $150 just to get the same card as the quad 27. Pricing the processors out shows that the i7 they chose is on parity with the 3.33 which cost $200 on the base model.

    So the issue is..

    C2D 3.33 cost 1699 + 150 (vc) + 200 (3.33) = 2049

    i5 = 1999

    or +150 more than max C2D system for i7

    Annoying is what this is. I still get the feeling that E8600 (isn't that what the 3.33 is? is not up to part even with the i5)

    Yet finding benchmarks that prove it isn't as easy I would hope
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    With Turbo, i5 and i7 beats C2D easily and for that price, get the quad
  3. rrijkers macrumors 6502


    Jun 6, 2007
    The Netherlands

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