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What is the difference in preformance

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a b à CPUs
May 18, 2010 1:49:11 PM


A computer company screwed up baddly, and now I am getting anything I ask for.

I proposed a PC with a Quad Core and i7. Their offer is a Dual Core and i7. What is the difference in preformance?

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a b à CPUs
May 18, 2010 1:52:51 PM

Are there any dual core i7's?
a c 161 à CPUs
May 18, 2010 2:51:01 PM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

I will assume that u are talking about the i7 (quad core) and the i3 (dual core), because doesn't exist any i7 dual core.

1- Performance: The i7 is a quad core processor with L3 cache and the i3 is a dual core processor with a high L2 cache BTU without L3 cache.
2- Price: The i3 star at $115 and the i7 star at $280.
3- RAM support: The i3 only support dual-channel kits and the i7-9xx series support tri-channel kits.
4- Components: Both the i3 and i7-9xx series works in different socket, 1156 for the i3 and 1366 for the i7-9xx series that means different chipset and mobos.