Is there a huge difference Between 3.5 quad 1.5 vs 4.0 quad 1.7?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by gelie, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. gelie macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2010
    I tent to have multi apps/ windows open and kind of choking on my 2010 3.2 ghz I3 w/ 8g of memory. Thx
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Cores & GHz aren't necessarily a benchmark of performance. It's mainly the age/revision of the chipset.

    I can advise that the 3.2GHz i3 in your 2010 iMac is a Core i3 (i3-550), which has a CPU benchmark of 2852 (less powerful than a mobile i3-3110M, just to put that in perspective).

    The 4GHz i7 in the 2015 Retina iMac is a Core i7 (i7-4790K), which has a CPU benchmark of 11239.

    So yeah the i7 would be infinitely more powerful.

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