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October 25, 2013 12:34:36 PM

Hi I am wondering weather it's worth buying an i7 over an i5?
1. Will it improve game performance?
2.will it improve my rendering speed?
3.will it improve the computers overall speed?
4. Will the i7 last longer

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October 25, 2013 12:42:28 PM

Improving game performance, not so much.
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October 25, 2013 12:42:43 PM

1- in 95% of current games, no.
2- by 30-40% if using CPU-only rendering/transcoding with finely threaded software
3- if you mean speed in everyday usage aside from finely threaded stuff, not by much
4- maybe 30% longer in terms of how long until it might no longer be fast enough
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October 25, 2013 12:43:30 PM

1 - No.
2 - Yes, significantly. Specially in Maya, 3Ds Max, Export from PremierPro (specially to an an SSD) and After Eff is a mixed bag.
3 - Yes, it will improve multy tasking and will allow smoother experience when running more than 1 software/application.
4 - Yes, presumably next gen games are going to use more than 4 threads.

P.S Depends on how much more gaming or rendering is important
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October 25, 2013 12:43:39 PM

1, not at all - games use max 4 cores
2, yes, you will render about 30+% faster /if the app is optimized for that/
3, not at all - as for everyday tasks even a pentium/celeron is waaaaaaaay too fast
4, depends on usage... for games it is equal, for a work mule it will last a bit more....
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October 25, 2013 12:44:23 PM

It won't really last longer or speed up common tasks that run off one core, but it will probably help in BF4 and will help in rendering in adobe premiere, as will a scratch SSD.
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October 25, 2013 12:45:06 PM

Nubitz said:
What applications will you be using? If video rendering or anything extreme, yes, the hyperthreading on the i7 will benefit. As far as gaming, BF4 is one of the first games to utilize hyperthreading, and newer games may so as well.
Realistically, any improvement over the i5 would be miniscule.
-If money is not a consideration, then get thei7 for a little bit better futreproofing-


I use things like Photoshop and cinema 4D and I'm tired of long rendering times, so I think I'll be getting the i7 because it's in my budget
Thanks
Toby
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October 25, 2013 12:45:38 PM

In gaming, typically the i5 is the better bang for the buck. I've had my i7 920 for nearly 5 years OC'd @ 3.8GHz and don't know that I've ever justified my purchase over the cheaper i5, as a gamer.

That being said, if you are a video professional and have applications that can actually make use of all the i7 goodies or are betting on that, game developers actually start harnessing everything under the hood of an i7, you wont be disappointed.

I built all my friend's gaming machines and opted for the i5
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October 25, 2013 12:45:54 PM

TobyOwnsYou said:
Hi I am wondering weather it's worth buying an i7 over an i5?
1. Will it improve game performance?
2.will it improve my rendering speed?
3.will it improve the computers overall speed?
4. Will the i7 last longer


1. No
2. Depends what you think rendering means. If you mean drawing gaming graphics - no. If you mean CAD then the answer would be yes.
3. Yes but in many scenarios it would not be noticeable. Transcoding video is an example where it's faster but I still doubt you'd really notice the difference.
4. Depends how you treat them. Are you planning to overclock and if so what cooling solution would you be using?

If this is primarily a gaming rig, put the money into a better spec graphics card or higher capacity SSD.
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October 25, 2013 12:48:20 PM

Thanks all of you Guys for the help and quick responses, I think I will be getting the i7 as I do a lot of rendering and graphical design work on my PC

Thanks guys
Toby
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October 25, 2013 12:49:51 PM

TuffLittleUnit said:
TobyOwnsYou said:
Hi I am wondering weather it's worth buying an i7 over an i5?
1. Will it improve game performance?
2.will it improve my rendering speed?
3.will it improve the computers overall speed?
4. Will the i7 last longer


1. No
2. Depends what you think rendering means. If you mean drawing gaming graphics - no. If you mean CAD then the answer would be yes.
3. Yes but in many scenarios it would not be noticeable. Transcoding video is an example where it's faster but I still doubt you'd really notice the difference.
4. Depends how you treat them. Are you planning to overclock and if so what cooling solution would you be using?

If this is primarily a gaming rig, put the money into a better spec graphics card or higher capacity SSD.


I do plan to overclock, to about 4.2-4.5 I have a h100i cooler :) 
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