specs and gains from options

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

  1. StephenpaulQuee macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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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