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Quick : i5 vs i7

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  1. Mehta23

    Mehta23 Well-Known Member

    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?

  2. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire Developer

    Just get the i5 IB.
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  3. matther22xdroid

    matther22xdroid Well-Known Member

    Just bought the i5-3750k today getting ready to hook it all up.
  4. BS1397

    BS1397 Active Member

  5. snoop600

    snoop600 Member

    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.
  6. Mehta23

    Mehta23 Well-Known Member

    I thought an i7 was the same as a i5 but with HT.

    SO in applications which don't use HT , the i7 < i5
  7. Rolo42

    Rolo42 Well-Known Member

    That and larger cache, which is shared.
  8. ajdroidx

    ajdroidx Well-Known Member

    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. :)
  9. Mehta23

    Mehta23 Well-Known Member

    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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