i5 to i7

Discussion in 'iMac' started by entatlrg, May 13, 2011.

  1. entatlrg macrumors 68040

    entatlrg

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    Does the maxed out iMac i7 run much warmer than the maxed out i5?
     
  2. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

    Badger^2

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    define "much warmer"? 5º? 10º? 100º?

    If lets say it did run 5º warmer. Would that matter?

    wouldnt you want everything to run "much warmer" where you live?
     
  3. Georgio macrumors 6502

    Georgio

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    Mine runs 'hotter' in Win7 than OSX.
    I use a manual fan control so am I worried, no.
    This 3.4GHz i7 definitely runs hotter than my old 2.93GHz machine but then you would expect it to.
     
  4. Benz63amg macrumors 68000

    Benz63amg

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    of course i7 runs hotter than it, its got more power.
     
  5. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    Jeezo -- Badger, do you sleep on a bed of nails or something?
     
  6. Dresevski macrumors 6502

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    No, we've just been trying to get people to shut the hell up about their RAM issues. i7 should run warmer but it's not a big deal with SMC Fan Control!
     
  7. tsugaru macrumors 6502

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    Shouldn't be warmer. Both the i7-860/870 and i7-2600 exhibit the same TDP of 95W. Same with the i5-2500.

    It might be different if Windows enabled the on-CPU graphics core (i7 has HD3000, i5 has HD2000, which is clocked lower) but since there is a discrete GPU, it will most likely remain shut off, negating any heat/power usage difference.

    Now the extra 2MB of L3 cache in the i7 may do it, but I doubt it.
     
  8. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    Are you badger's split personality?
     

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