3.33. versus i5

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

  1. Shivetya macrumors 65816

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    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

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

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