specs and gains from options

Discussion in 'iMac' started by StephenpaulQuee, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. StephenpaulQuee macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2010
    I'm wondering specifically

    WHAT processor is actually inside the new imacs

    the i5 that's in the quad-core

    and the i7 that's in the quad-core.

    if anyone knows, what kind of gains are there, let's say in a benchmark test

    for going for the i7 over the i5.
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    3.6GHz i5 (dual core) = i5-680
    2.8GHz i5 (quad core) = i5-760
    2.93GHz i7 (quad core) = i7-870

    i7 supports Hyper-Threading while quad core i5 does not, that's the biggest difference.

    Review and benchmarks (includes i5-750 and i7-870 so they aren't exactly the same as in iMac but the difference between i5-750 and 760 is only 133MHz which is like 5% so you get the idea of the difference in performance)

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