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On the sandy bridge i5 there is 6mb of cache and 8 on the i7. What kind of performance deferents is there?
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There is a 2MB difference, I am sure the i7's have a higher clock frequency which would make them faster.
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unless your doing some really CPU intensive tasks (any kind of encoding, compressing/decompressing, rendering, ect.) you won't really notice a huge difference. Now if you are doing those things then you might want to consider going with the X58 platform. Usually the selling point between the i5's and i7's is HT. The quad core i5's don't have hyper threading and the i7's do (the i5 dual cores do have HT).
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