refurb i7 vs new i5

Discussion in 'iMac' started by dwd3885, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

    Dec 10, 2004
    Basically the same systems except:

    1066 bus
    4850 512mb video card

    1333 bus
    5750 1gb video card

    Other than that, it's i7 vs i5.

    Which is better? Price is about the same
  2. henrikrox macrumors 65816


    Feb 3, 2010
    Depends on the use. RAM is faster on the i5 version, so is the GPU (10-20% faster).

    The i7 on the refurb has HT, the i5 don't. They run at same clock speed. 2.8ghz.

    I would anyway go for the new one, they seem to plagued by less issue then the 2009 model thus far.
  3. dwd3885 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Dec 10, 2004
    Thats what I was thinking and of course I already bought the i5 so I'd have to pay the restocking fee which would blue but it would bring the price slightly more for the i7

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