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I5 compared to i7.

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I'm wondering wether an i7 (quad) with 2,5-3,2 GHz with 6mb of L3 cache would basically be twice as fast as an i5 (Dual) with 2,5-3,2 3mb of l3 chache?
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Depends on what your doing..

A Dual core is plenty for averege pc use, and faster MHz will seem snappier for that. Moms pc, or someone who just surfs the web and watches youtube n crap...

But if your gaming, or using any kind of cpu heavy programs then the quad is better.

And the i5 are quad, the i7 are HT quad when comparing the SB line of 2500k (i5) to a 2600k (i7)

Back in the day a higher clocked dual was better than a lower clocked quad for gaming. But more and more games are coded for multi core cpu's, and the quads now clock just as high as any dual...

So for the most part the quad is better, unless its the case that its just not needed.. Then there is no point spending the extra $
Edited by 10acjed - 4/27/11 at 7:47am
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Nope,

They are designed for different things,

The i5 will be fine for gaming, also you're double threadding.

10acjed he's talking about a laptop.
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Nope,

They are designed for different things,

The i5 will be fine for gaming, also you're double threadding.

10acjed he's talking about a laptop.
Ahh, gotcha....
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Nope,

They are designed for different things,

The i5 will be fine for gaming, also you're double threadding.

10acjed he's talking about a laptop.
Oh, yea. Forgot all about this one being on the Intel forum. I'm normally posting on AMD, you see.
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