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why do so many people use i5 for gaming?
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    What a coincidence, I actually answered a similar question before lol.

    Well, in short, the i7 has hyperthreading, which is like having 8 virtual cores instead of the 4 physical ones that the i7 actually has.
    Most games don't take advantage of this technology so most gamers go for the cheaper i5 which still has 4 cores yet still has the same overclocking capabilities as the i7. Well, only the "k" versions
  2. Because they outperform the FX series and match the i7's on most games.
  3. bignastyid said:
    Because they outperform the FX series and match the i7's on most games.


    Yes I 100% agree
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