i3 vs i5

Discussion in 'iMac' started by speedyg256, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. speedyg256 macrumors member

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    I am shopping for an iMac that I am going to be using for video editing. I have found two 21.5" but one is a 2.5GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5 with 500GB HD and the other is a 3.2GHz Intel Core i3 with 1TB HD, and I am wondering which would be faster/better for video editing??
     
  2. bniu macrumors 6502a

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    Mar 21, 2010
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    Quad core no question. For even more speed, go for a quad core i7. Those have HT giving you 8 virtual cores, really beneficial for video work.
     

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