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Dual core i7 or quad core i5 macbook pro

Whats better? Dual core i7 or quad core i5
For macbook pro
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  1. Have you got it the wrong way around? Dual core i5 or Quad core i7? Or I'm missing something but I don't think so.

    Quad Core i7 is better, just depends if you need it.
  2. no the listing specifically says dual core i7.
    is this an older model?
  3. vyuken said:
    no the listing specifically says dual core i7.


    Where does it say that, do you have link?
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    @RCFProd Intel's mobile CPU naming conventions are weird. All low power (-U) Core i CPUs (including i7s) are dual core + HT. The only quad cores were full power i7s. Starting with Skylake, they introdcued -H i5s that are quad cores as well. So you can end up with i7s having less cores than i5s.
    E.g.
    http://ark.intel.com/products/91169/Intel-Core-i7-6660U-Processor-4M-Cache-up-to-3_40-GHz
    http://ark.intel.com/products/88959
  5. TJ Hooker said:
    @RCFProd Intel's mobile CPU naming conventions are weird. All low power (-U) Core i CPUs (including i7s) are dual core + HT. The only quad cores were full power i7s. Starting with Skylake, they introdcued -H i5s that are quad cores as well. So you can end up with i7s having less cores than i5s.
    E.g.
    http://ark.intel.com/products/91169/Intel-Core-i7-6660U-Processor-4M-Cache-up-to-3_40-GHz
    http://ark.intel.com/products/88959


    Yeah I know. However I'm sure the new line-up has dual core i5's and quad core i7 models. Not the other way around.
  6. @vyuken do you have a link for the quad core i5 macbook?
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