Which i5 processor in new iMac??

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Monkey194545, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. Monkey194545 macrumors member

    Jul 30, 2010
    I see a great deal of debate between the quad i5 and i7 but nothing between the two i5's. I'm not super techy so I really can't tell what the benefits or disadvantages there are between the two. In fact, I didn't even notice that there are two different ones until I was poking around on apples site.
    3.6 i5 with 4mb lvl 3 cache and HT and TB
    2.8 quad core i5 with 8mb of lvl 3 cache with TB but NO HT

    *you can build identical iMacs both with the 5750 (5850m) and the 3.6 is only 50 bucs more.
  2. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030


    Jul 21, 2009
    United Kingdom
    The 2.8 is quad core. The 3.6 is dual core. In the long run the 2.8 will benefit you.

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