whats the diference between core intel quad i 7 and intel core i7 imacs?

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  1. Ptit macrumors regular

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    can anyone tell me what is the difference between a quad core intel i7 and core i7 imac?

    strange
     
  2. John T macrumors 68020

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  3. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    Um, the i7s in the iMacs are quad core as well.
     
  4. fivedots macrumors 6502a

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    Seems like Apple messes up its refurb listings. They confuse the issue by listing some i7's as quad-core, others simply as i7's.
     
  5. John T macrumors 68020

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  6. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    One is a quad core, the other has four.

    :facepalm:
     
  7. txhockey9404 macrumors 6502a

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    All i7s that Apple uses are 4 core except for those in the 13" Macbook Pro. However, not all i7s are the same. Newer machines have Intel's new Sandy Bridge processors, which are known for being significantly more powerful and less energy expensive than the first generation Core i series processors. However, I don't think that Apple currently sells any first generation i series processors. (Someone correct me if I'm wrong, I haven't been keeping too up to date on the Mac processor scene as of late)
     

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