Which i5 processor in new iMac??

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

  1. Monkey194545 macrumors member

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    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.
    Specs:
    3.6 i5 with 4mb lvl 3 cache and HT and TB
    -or-
    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

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    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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