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difference in the performance of i3 and i5 and i7

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July 19, 2013 10:37:07 AM

what is the difference in the performance of i3 and i5 and i7. is this difference is very big or not? for multitasking,playing 1080 movies,surfing internet with 50-60 tab and small video editing software - which processor should I buy?

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July 19, 2013 10:44:32 AM

There are small differences in core clock speed and cache.
The major differences are:
i3: 2 cores 4 threads
i5: 4 cores 4 threads
i7: 4 cores 8 threads

Also note you can buy a "K" i5/i7 that allows you to overclock.
For your usage, I would go with an i5. Make sure you have a lot of RAM as well.
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July 19, 2013 1:14:52 PM

i5 and decent GPU I would think, depends, if you are happy to scan around places like eBay and pick up a used i7 and a used high end GPU then you can achieve a higher spec system for less money, as long as you know what you are buying.
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July 19, 2013 1:36:54 PM

The difference between the i3 and the i5 is huge. You'll notice it all the way around. However, the difference between the i5 and the i7 is much smaller. You'll only see a difference if you do very processor intensive things such as video editing or workstation programs (IE Inventor/CAD stuff). For gaming and general use, the i5 is the one you want.
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