Barefeats testing of i7 vs i5

Discussion in 'iMac' started by skye12, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. skye12 macrumors 65816

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    #1
    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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  2. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    I assume you are looking at the gaming benchmark right?
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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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
     
  4. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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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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