Difference of the better processor

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Spenc90, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. Spenc90 macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,

    I am waiting for the new Retina 13". But actually I am not sure if I should take the higher processor option which is currently the i7 compared to the standard i5. As a German, I will have to pay about 250 USD for just a few MHz more and I am not sure if it is worth. I guess the only hard work for the processor will be when I am transcoding 1-2 TV records from .TS to .mkv. Except from this, I will mainly do office stuff on it.

    Do you think it's worth to go for the better one?

    Thanks
    Spenc
     
  2. NetWanderer macrumors newbie

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    May I ask what you are using now?
     
  3. Phildo macrumors member

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    Depends on how long you intend to have the computer for, but the i7 is worth the extra money.
     
  4. Jedi Master macrumors regular

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    Intel Core i7 is a high-end processor. The higher clock speed, bigger cache and hyper


    I7 all the way, base on my limited understanding of your use. It's way more than simply clock speed.

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/7113/2013-macbook-air-core-i5-4250u-vs-core-i7-4650u

    http://www.pcmag.com/media/ads/pcmd.../www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2404674,00.asp
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/351620-28-tomshardware
    http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Haswell-Core-i3-vs-i5-vs-i7-Which-is-right-for-you-475/
    http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2012/10/core-i5-or-core-i7-does-your-computer-need-the-extra-juice/
    http://www.diffen.com/difference/i5_vs_i7
    http://blog.laptopmag.com/core-i7-macbook-air-2013
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IvPrJ-Iss6E&desktop_uri=/watch?v=IvPrJ-Iss6E
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1608976
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1608976


    EDITPerformance
    Intel Core i7 is a high-end processor. The higher clock speed, bigger cache and hyper-threading features in i7 processors make them more suitable than i5 processors for certain applications like video encoding, data crunching, graphics-intensive work, multitasking, and high-end gaming.


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