What's better? Tags: CPUs Quad Core Intel Last response: July 29, 2010 3:44 PM in CPUs Share stevec32 July 29, 2010 12:43:42 PM 2.93GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, or 3.60GHz Intel Core i5? I'm thinking of getting an iMac but I have no idea what would give me the better performance, game wise and general-wise. More about : question WR2 a c 203 à CPUs a b å Intel July 29, 2010 1:03:57 PM It depends on the specific game and programs being used. i5 will be faster in some and i7 faster in others. Benchmark results showing i5 670 3.46Ghz vs i7 870 2.93Ghz (i5 680 not available for the chart) (you could always get the i7 860 and overclock it to 3.8Ghz and not have to worry about 'what's better') enzo matrix a c 131 à CPUs July 29, 2010 3:37:35 PM WR2 said:(you could always get the i7 860 and overclock it to 3.8Ghz and not have to worry about 'what's better') Dude, he said he wanted an imac Related resources What's Better? The A10-5800K or A8-6600K - Forum Can someone help with what PC is better - Forum what gpu is better - Forum What will be better for gaming? - Forum Intel core i7 4770k VS Intel Core i7 4820k? What's Better? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer WR2 a c 203 à CPUs a b å Intel July 29, 2010 3:42:23 PM I thought he was comparing an iMac with a real computer. Timop a b à CPUs July 29, 2010 3:44:41 PM One way is just get a PC. lol. For an iMac, even the 2.93Ghz i3 should work fine for general workloads. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedwhat processor is better Forum SolvedWhat Should I Upgrade For Better Gaming Performance? Forum SolvedWhat is the better gaming pc? Forum Solvedwhat gpu is better? Forum SolvedWhat PC is better Forum SolvedMixing ram sticks, what is better? Forum SolvedWhat CPU is better? Forum SolvedWhat is better, a i7-4710HQ vs i7-4510U with gtx850m? Forum Solvedwhat hard drive would be better for the money? Forum Solvedwhat's better between NOCTUA NF-P12-1300 and NOCTUA NF-P12 PWM ? Forum SolvedRAID 5 Failed, what to do better... Forum Solved2 x Titan Black or 3 x R9 280X 6GB OC? What's better for gaming/productivity? Hackintosh/Gaming PC Forum SolvedWhat will be better? Forum Solvedwhat to upgrade for better gaming permormance Forum Solvedwhat psu is better Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !