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    Difference in i5 i7

    I noticed the i5 has .1 less ghz(3.3) than the i7 sandy bridge which is 3.4ghz.Is it exponential or what?I need advice can save 90 bucks

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    i would just go with the i5

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    Quote Originally Posted by argusomega1 View Post
    I noticed the i5 has .1 less ghz(3.3) than the i7 sandy bridge which is 3.4ghz.Is it exponential or what?I need advice can save 90 bucks
    The difference between the i7 and i5 is that even though they are both 4 core processors, the i7 supports multithreading. That means that for every core on the i7 there are two virtual cores that can run separate computing threads, so instead of having 4 cores to use like on the i5 you have 8 virtual cores to run on the i7

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    @iverson954360

    Yup, I was going to say that. But, isn't using virtual cores really unstable or something? That's why most just say for now i5 = i7 w/o multithreading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soldier View Post
    Party Popper.

    If i were you i wouldn't get neither, they're too expensive for what they offer.
    for $97.99 you can get this.