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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove WR2 CPUs Master 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') | Report abuse enzo matrix CPUs Master 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 | Report abuse WR2 CPUs Master July 29, 2010 3:42:23 PM I thought he was comparing an iMac with a real computer. | Report abuse Timop CPUs Authority 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. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>What's better?> Related ressources: ForumWhat 's better , TV or Monitor? ForumWhat would be better ? ForumWhat is better windows 7 or 8 for gaming ForumWhat 's better graphics card? ForumWhat is the better graphic card? ForumWhat am I better off doing? ForumWhat specs are better for the price? Forum$1500 AMD Build – What should I have done better ? ForumWhat CPU+GPU gives me a better gaming experience? ForumWhat 's better ? ForumUnsure what graphic card is better any why... ForumWhat do I add to make this pc Better ? ForumWhat computer is better ForumWhat 's a good, cheap GPU slightly better than a GTS 250 ForumWhat is better than a PS4 CPU? ForumWhat `s better between Caviar Black 500 vs Seagate Momentus 750? ForumWhat cpu+gpu combo is better ? ForumWhat 's better than an MSI GTX 580 Lightning??? ForumWhat is better a wireless router or a wired router router ForumWhat is better ? Intel or AMD? More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !