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April 28, 2009 2:32:10 PM

the faster is core i5 or core i7

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April 28, 2009 3:29:38 PM

i7 overall due to higher memory bandwidth.

but i5 offers better value for money as far as benches go.
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April 28, 2009 3:37:45 PM

how bout you show us some of those "benches."
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April 28, 2009 3:48:12 PM

super pi means nothing
April 28, 2009 4:22:43 PM

it does when your comparing Intel to Intel or AMD to AMD.

and when you use apps that need the extra calculation power.
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April 28, 2009 4:24:12 PM

lcyiew86 said:
the faster is core i5 or core i7


Until i5 is ACTUALLY released, to review sites, we won't really know.
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April 28, 2009 6:03:06 PM

i5 will be mainstream and i7 is highend. The i7's will be binned higher and have more OC headroom than the i5's. Also, the i5's will use the P55 chipset and will not support triple channel memory. It will support both Crossfire and SLI however will only support 1x16 PCI-E or 2x8 PCI-E configurations.
April 28, 2009 6:34:05 PM

no, i5 will use Pxx series chipsets, they have Xxx for i7.

hence why there is P57 which is X58 for i5.
April 28, 2009 8:15:53 PM

jay2tall said:
It will support both Crossfire and SLI however will only support 1x16 PCI-E or 2x8 PCI-E configurations.


I highly doubt that there will not be any 16x/16x boards, otherwise i5 could not compete with Phenom II in multi GPU performance now that 16x/16x is actually beneficial.
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April 29, 2009 1:01:45 PM

The_Blood_Raven said:
I highly doubt that there will not be any 16x/16x boards, otherwise i5 could not compete with Phenom II in multi GPU performance now that 16x/16x is actually beneficial.

I know the P55 chipset will come out first. There will be an enthusiast chipset, the x57(or P57) which I have not found much detail on yet. You would think THIS would include 16x/16x support. Look at the P45 now? it only has 8x/8x support. It is not ment to be for the enthusiast. Besides a pci-e 8x 2.0 will run most any single gpu card just fine.
April 29, 2009 3:10:48 PM

The i5 2.66 delivers the same/slightly low performance as the i7 2.66 for $90 less. And the 2.66 version of i5 does not have HT. We'll just have to wait until it releases. There was a long thread I created some time ago on the i5. Read that.
April 29, 2009 3:22:06 PM

Quad core without HT is better than dual-core with HT.
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April 29, 2009 3:39:46 PM

It all still comes down to the i5 being mainstream and the i7 being more of an enthusiast chip. I'm sure you can OC the i5 to perform better than a stock i7, but you won't top out an OCed i7 at all with an i5. To bad they are using 2 different chipsets though. But that's fine.

I'd say if you are in the market for a higher end system, the i7 is the way to go. If you are looking for mainstream the i5 will be the replacement for the current C2D machines.
April 29, 2009 4:51:23 PM

Uh, not really. The i5 is mainstream, but still there is an i7-940 price CPU which will beat the 940 by a considerable margin (that's what I gather from what I've read)
May 13, 2009 1:01:05 AM

Core i5 microprocessors will feature an integrated dual-channel DDR3 memory controller,[2] integrated PCI-Express graphics controller and Direct Media Interface controller for communication with Intel P55 (Ibexpeak) chipset.[3]
May 13, 2009 1:21:28 AM

dual-channel DDR3 is difference between core i7 & core i5
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May 13, 2009 7:10:23 AM

Sherifsalah said:
dual-channel DDR3 is difference between core i7 & core i5


And the integrated PCI-e controller that Core i7 lacks.......

And the QPI that Core i5 lacks......
September 11, 2009 9:01:05 AM

intel i9 more faster ....coming soon .. and intel i3 also coming out .....
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September 11, 2009 1:36:41 PM

...someone went and marked down everyone's rep who participated in this thread - Marked 'em back up to neutral...
September 13, 2009 2:36:44 AM

cyliang said:
intel i9 more faster ....coming soon .. and intel i3 also coming out .....


Is this true, and if so when does it come out?
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