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So with the older generation Core iX series CPU's specifically with the i5 and i7's. Since the i5-750 and 760 is essentially an i7 without hyper threading, if you disabled hyper threading on the i7 wouldn't it just be an i5 or am I completely wrong?
     
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No, they have a different architecture - the i7 will still have 32 lanes vs. 16 on the i5, and will still have a built in memory controller that supports triple memory, as well as various other differences in turbo boost (i5 has a better turbo boost, but who needs that anyway? ).
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Quote:
Originally Posted by appleg33k85 View Post
(i5 has a better turbo boost, but who needs that anyway?
Don't talk trash like that.

A lot of people aren't overclockers.
    
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btw i think the op is comparing 1156 i7's(860,870,875k,880) with the lga1156 i5 750,760
and about turbo not everybody is overclocker so its definitely a plus....
Edited by ghost_z - 1/29/11 at 6:05am
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