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Discussion in 'iMac' started by Ptit, Jul 13, 2011.
can anyone tell me what is the difference between a quad core intel i7 and core i7 imac?
In a word - Nothing!
Um, the i7s in the iMacs are quad core as well.
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.
Dosen't take much to confuse some people!
One is a quad core, the other has four.
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)