i7 or i5????

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Hamilton1963, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. Hamilton1963 macrumors regular

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    I just got this info from everymac.com

    The iMac "Core i7" 2.93 27-Inch (Mid-2010) technically is a "configure-to-order" configuration of the iMac "Core i5" 2.8 27-Inch (Mid-2010), but also is documented as a separate model for reader convenience. Other than processor, these two models are identical.

    The iMac "Core i7" 2.93 27-Inch Aluminum (Mid-2010) is powered by a Quad Core 2.8 GHz Intel "Core i5" I7-870 (Lynnfield) processor with a dedicated 256k level 2 cache for each core and an 8 MB shared level 3 cache. In lieu of a system bus, it has a "Direct Media Interface" (DMI) that "connects between the processor and chipset" at 2.5 GT/s.

    WTH, is it i7 or i5? Can somebody here explain this? I just bought this system, and want to make sure it is an i7.
     
  2. thedubman129 macrumors newbie

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    its a i7. not a i5. lol i h=just went to the page. they made a typo. since the i7 is build to order it is a extension on the i5 27inch base model, with just a upgraded processor. it has a i7.
     
  3. Hamilton1963 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, I can breath now. LOL! ;)

     

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