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Windows 7: CPU Core i7 or Core i5

19 Feb 2010   #1
DevourDarkness

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 
CPU Core i7 or Core i5

Could someone tell me which is better:
Core i5 750 OR
Core i7 860

Also, could you tell me if the Core i5 really performs better than the Core i7 920?

And also if Hyper threading is worth it?


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19 Feb 2010   #2
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
 
 
Here is a review/Comparison someone did

Here is a review someone wrote.
Review of Core i5 750 and Core i7 860 and Core i7 870

http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i...r-review-test/
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20 Feb 2010   #3
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DevourDarkness View Post
Could someone tell me which is better:
Core i5 750 OR
Core i7 860

Also, could you tell me if the Core i5 really performs better than the Core i7 920?

And also if Hyper threading is worth it?
The Core i7 860 will be better because of the higher clock speed and the Hyper Threading.

In applications that use less cores (ie games) the Core i5 will be better than the Core i7 920. They are different platforms though. Different sockets, triple channel memory vs dual channel memory, etc. If you plan on SLI or Crossfire the Core i7 920 would be a better choice.

Hyper Threading is only worth it if you use multimedia encoding applications or do a LOT of archiving.
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20 Feb 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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20 Feb 2010   #5
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I wouldn't even bother with NewEgg user reviews. Take them with a grain of salt at most.
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20 Feb 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonM33 View Post
I wouldn't even bother with NewEgg user reviews. Take them with a grain of salt at most.
Can you substantiate that. I purchase from NewEgg since years and found the user reviews always right on target and very helpful.
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20 Feb 2010   #7
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Can you substantiate that. I purchase from NewEgg since years and found the user reviews always right on target and very helpful.
I have found over the 10 years and tens of thousands of dollars that I have ordered from NewEgg that there are a lot of idiots and fanatics posting reviews so I generally do not rely upon them. Well, some might provide a good laugh for entertainment purposes but that's about it.
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20 Feb 2010   #8
animex

7 ult
 
 

go with the socket 1366 i7. the mobo's for the 1156 socketed i5 / i7 are lower end boards. plus when the i9's come out the will be socket 1366. so the socket 1366 will be future proof.

edit:

i have to agree with whs on newegg's customer reviews. i always check them. i have only had problems with two items i bought from newegg, and these wre because i chose to ignore the bad reviews on the products.
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20 Feb 2010   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Well, as usual, one has to apply some judgement. Granted, there are some trolls submitting reviews. But there are also a lot of people that appear to be very knowlegeable. It any case, it cannot hurt to read the reviews.
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20 Feb 2010   #10
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by animex View Post
go with the socket 1366 i7. the mobo's for the 1156 socketed i5 / i7 are lower end boards. plus when the i9's come out the will be socket 1366. so the socket 1366 will be future proof.

edit:

i have to agree with whs on newegg's customer reviews. i always check them. i have only had problems with two items i bought from newegg, and these wre because i chose to ignore the bad reviews on the products.
1. The motherboards for LGA1156 are NOT lower end. Because they do not have a northbridge they cost less. The X58 chipset adds significant price to the motherboard.
2. There is no Core i9 coming out. There is a Core i7-980X that is 6 core and coming out for the LGA1366 but it is going to be well over $1000 USD in price. Not sure if that fits many people's budgets.
3. There is no such thing as "future proof" when it comes to PC hardware. The same statement was touted about LGA775, Socket 478...and way back to Socket A. Can't really upgrade any of those to anything released in the future can you?
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