Core i5 vs Core i7

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Dominican, Oct 15, 2015.

  1. Dominican macrumors 6502

    Nov 23, 2013
    Should i up grade to core i7 for video editing for and photo editing or keep core i5 not sure.

    3.3GHz Processor
    2TB Storage

    • 3.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor
    • Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz
    • 8GB (two 4GB) memory, configurable up to 32GB
    • 2TB Fusion Drive1
    • AMD Radeon R9 M395 with 2GB video memory
    • Retina 5K 5120-by-2880 P3 display
  2. iTiki macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2007
    Maui, Hawaii
    I upgraded the video card, but stayed with the faster i5 because i do limited video editing. Also went with SSD over Fusion. Most of my computer work revolves around photography. I would do the i7 if you are heavy into video...
  3. Sirmausalot macrumors 6502a


    Sep 1, 2007
    What he said
    . The i7 has 8 virtual cores -- programs like Adobe Media encoder use them all. Also suggest the 512 SSD. If you do heavy effects work and a lot of color correction, you'll want a better video card as well.

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