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i3 vs i5

coolweirdo

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Whats the big difference between the two, is the a big difference could somebody explain and help me get a better understanding so i can make a decision. thanks
 

robgendreau

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Another difference is the price.

Check out http://www.barefeats.com/imac10v.html; they state, for example, that the i5 is 41% faster for 18% more money.

And note that sometimes the difference between models isn't only the processor and its related technology, and that can make a diff in overall speed in the real world. Graphics card, e.g. And I'm an i3 guy.
 
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mrsir2009

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Whats the big difference between the two, is the a big difference could somebody explain and help me get a better understanding so i can make a decision. thanks

-For relatively basic computing needs you won't notice any difference.

-For high performance needs the i5 will give you a fair bit more power.
 
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