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Windows 7: i5 vs i7

26 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
i5 vs i7

Is there any noticable difference in performance/power consumption between the i5 and i7? I wish to get a new processor for our desktop, and want to know which is better.

Some things to note is
-It will be only on Windows 7 (if there are any compatability issues)
-Will be playing some fairly new games like ACB/AC2/Lord of the Rings Conquest
-Will use CS5.5 like Photoshop and Dreamweaver

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26 Oct 2011   #2
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

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26 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

The i7 is stronger than the i5. The i7 has hyperthreading, while the I5 does not.

The real question is whether you have an additional $100 or not. The i7 is stronger and faster, but may not be worth $100 extra. Both are fast processors and I've got friends who own both and they love them both.
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