quick question came to mind

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by robbie12345, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. robbie12345 macrumors 6502

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    so ik the i3 is a dual core processor which allows hyper threading for 4 virtual cores

    and the i5 does not allow hyper threading but is a full 4 cores

    so heres the question what if it is a dual core i3 vs a dual core i5 then wouldnt the i5 be much better for instance wouldn't the dual core i3 the same as a dual core i7

    so the i7 on the mbp is only equivalent to an i3 and the dual i5 isn't even an i3?

    this is just weird to me because iof you think about it it is true the i3 is more powerful then the i5 and the i3 is technically an i7 opinions and comments are appreciated
     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    I don't think you quite grasp how that works, it's a lot more complicated than the number of cores and hyperthreading. Other features such as turbo boost and vPro come to mind that differentiate iX processors from one another.
     
  3. robbie12345 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    but other then turbo boost post there is none

    also what about the mba they disabled hyperthereading and turbo boost so what os different between the i5 and i7 there
     

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