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Old September 18th, 2012, 08:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Quick : i5 vs i7

Was thinking of getting an i5 3750k.

A i7 2600k is £20 more, but runs on Sandy bridge, not ib....


Is it worth spending more for the i7?

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Just get the i5 IB.
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Was thinking of getting an i5 3750k.

A i7 2600k is £20 more, but runs on Sandy bridge, not ib....


Is it worth spending more for the i7?
Just bought the i5-3750k today getting ready to hook it all up.
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The Intel i7 is a 4 core whereas the i5 is a 2 core. The i7 is much faster especially for games. It is worth the extra money.
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I thought an i7 was the same as a i5 but with HT.

SO in applications which don't use HT , the i7 < i5
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I thought an i7 was the same as a i5 but with HT.
That and larger cache, which is shared.
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Unless you are encoding video or doing video editing, or seriously hardcore gaming, the i5 chip should be fine.

You could probably just do Sandy bridge to save some cash depending on what you are doing. The Ivy Bridge chips have a smaller process, I can't pull up the details, but I think the ivy bridge runs off a 22nm process. I could be wrong. I do know its a smaller process then the Sandy bridge. Ivy has intel HD4000 graphics vs sandy HD3000 grpahics and a few other differences.

I am running a i7-860 chip if that tells you anything.
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I have the i5.

I think I might upgrade in the coming years :-P

Also, the i7 was nearly £100 more than an i5 ( the quoted price was with a discount that I actually don't get)
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