Barefeats testing of i7 vs i5

skye12

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Nov 11, 2006
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Was very interesting. Looks to me like the i5 is just about as fast
for most everything. I'm back to thinking about buying the i5 version.

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Hellhammer

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Biggest difference is that the i7 has Hyper-threading so if you are using something that supports it, it'll hammer down the i5, but in games, we won't see it
 

Sambo110

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But in a year or two, the i7 might be twice as fast or something. It's still kinda new, and not a lot of apps and hardly any/no games take advantage of it yet.
 
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