Difference between i5 and i7 speed wise?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dcentity2000, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. dcentity2000 macrumors member

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    See thread title. I'm wondering how much difference there is between i5 and i7 processors of identical GHz ratings?



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  2. simsaladimbamba

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    As there are desktop and mobile i5 and i7 CPUs, you may be a bit more specific, as some i5s are quad cored and some are dual core, some i7 are dual core, some are quad core, some i5 support hyperthreading, some don't, and so on.

    At what Macs are you looking?
     
  3. dcentity2000 thread starter macrumors member

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    I guess what I'm getting at is two identical models - same GHz, number of cores, same little bonuses such as hyper threading etc - the only variation being in whether the CPU is i5 or i7



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  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Or being made for a desktop or mobile computer.

    Can this help? I found it via "i5 vs i7" as search terms.
     

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