If you are talking about i5 vs i7 on a 13" MBP then:When it comes to operating system performance does Mountain Lion work any better on Core i7 versus Core i5 chip? Any feedback would be appreciated. I'm looking to buy a new iMac.
Thanks for the info.Im using a 3.06 C2D and it runs almost flawlessly in terms of performance/animations.
I doubt you would have any problem with either i5/i7. Infact I know you don't as I own an i5 MBP.
Thanks for the info. I'll be buying an iMac, so battery life shouldn't be an issue.If you are talking about i5 vs i7 on a 13" MBP then:
Performance on normal daily usage: you won't be able to tell the difference
Performance on CPU Intensive app: 15-20% faster (if I remember the benchmark results correctly). That means if i5 takes 10 sec the i7 will take around 8-8.5 secs
Battery life: worse on i7. About 15-20 mins
If you use your macbook on battery then the CPU will also be clocked down by OS X to save battery to an almost identical level between i5 and i7
You can search for more performance benchmark on the Internet!