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What's so good about these i7, i5 CPUs?

Hello,


I would just like to know why people are getting these new CPUs. why are they better than anything else like Quads?? What are the differences?

I have a q9550 @ 3.0ghz and am just wondering because I don't see the big deal with them. They use 4 cores like current Core 2 Quads?? Correct?

So whats the big deal?

Thanks.
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  1. Best answer
    They are faster.
  2. Quad cores, Six Cores and Eight cores are a lot faster and more useful for multitasking.
  3. They have hyper threading, support for newer PCIe, SATA etc.
  4. less energy consumption, better oc performance, not so overheated, faster ...
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