iMac '27 inch i5/i7?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ronaldcastillo, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. ronaldcastillo macrumors 6502a

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    I seen many posts between QC i5/i7 but still don't know what the differences are. Can anyone explain to me please? I really want to know.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    http://www.pcworld.com/article/171556/intels_new_core_i7_and_core_i5_processors_explained.html
    http://www.brighthub.com/computing/hardware/articles/48391.aspx

    i5: 4 cores, 4 threads.
    i7: 4 cores, 8 threads (like 8 cores).

    also: http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=core+i7+vs+i5&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8 and http://www.google.com/cse?cx=011016...e:forums.macrumors.com&hl=en&as_qdr=all&meta= and http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=808195


    and last but not least:

    27-inch models only, one of the following:
    2.66GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor with 8MB shared L3 cache; Turbo Boost dynamic performance up to 3.2GHz
    2.8GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with 8MB shared L3 cache; Turbo Boost dynamic performance up to 3.46GHz; Hyper-Threading for up to eight virtual cores

    via http://www.apple.com/imac/specs.html
     

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