I5 vs i7 Tags: CPUs Intel i7 Intel i5 Last response: June 6, 2012 5:20 AM in CPUs Share devilofsky June 5, 2012 11:29:02 AM Hi all guys.. i'm about to buy a new pc.... for work (video mounting) I spent all my budget thinking about a i5 2500k 3.30 with an Asrock Z68... but i was wondering if the i5 is obsolete... and so spending more money (that i've not ) to buy a i7... i need to understand if the i7 is so much more powerful than i5 to sacrifice suffering other money help me! Thanks!! More about : question abekl a b à CPUs June 5, 2012 11:38:43 AM The i5 is not obsolete, it is very much current. If you are suffering money, then the i5 is plenty good for most things, the i7 is not necessary. The i7 is only necessary for the most demanding tasks. devilofsky June 5, 2012 12:00:13 PM thanks so much... doin video mounting i was worried about it... and i was wondering if this hyperthreading worth the price..... Related resources Intel Core i7 4700HQ vs i5 4200H - Forum i7 4790(without k) vs i5 4690k - Forum i5 vs i7 for gaming? not sure which - Forum i5 vs i7? Worth the $80 price difference? - Forum Intel i7 4500U vs Intel i5 3570 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer sscultima June 5, 2012 12:08:56 PM for rendering purposes you will see a increase in speed with the i7 due to the hyper threading, but nothing to be too overly worried about. i5 is plenty fast for what you are looking to use it for. rdx07 June 5, 2012 12:15:54 PM Sandy Bridge i5 performs almost the same as i7...though, it lacks hyperthreading, it still holds much of power than you may think of you may wanna consider Ivy Bridge CPUs devilofsky June 5, 2012 12:21:59 PM uhm...... http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/288?vs=287 video creation are basically the same ps. why Ivy Bridge? rdx07 June 5, 2012 12:34:55 PM if your work or tasks are that demanding i7 would be the choice. if not, there are plenty of rooms you can get from i5, plus it's cheaper. or get the i5 3570k devilofsky June 5, 2012 12:40:08 PM from that confront page it seems that even if the i7 is better, the difference isn't that much... rdx07 June 5, 2012 12:50:56 PM if that doesn't bother you, go for the i5. Ivy Bridge performs better than Sandy Bridge ones at least for their equivalent. not sure on what percentage though devilofsky June 5, 2012 1:27:56 PM still don't know what to do rdx07 June 5, 2012 1:40:01 PM haha you're funny but for myself, i'd get the i5 and save the money for something else hahaha you won't go wrong in anyway Anonymous a b à CPUs June 5, 2012 2:01:29 PM Good rule of thumb... Buy what you really want the first time, or you'll wind up buying it later, and wasting the money you spent the first time... devilofsky June 5, 2012 2:37:52 PM thanks maybe i'll spend the money for an SSD........ Raidur a b à CPUs June 6, 2012 5:20:28 AM An i7 is up to 30% faster with an efficiently 8 threaded program. The i5-2500k is NO slouch, and with some overclocking is a wicked CPU. Both CPUs perform the same (when clocked the same) in <=4 threaded applications. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedi5 4200m vs i7 4700mq Forum SolvedLooked again, i7 4790 vs i5 4690k Forum SolvedOverclocked i5 4690k vs stock i7 4770/4770k Forum Solvedi7 4700MQ vs i5 4200M Forum Solvedi7 4770k & GTX 760 vs i5 4670k & GTX 770 Editing Forum Solvedi7 720QM 1.6GHZ vs i5 4670K 3.4GHZ Forum Solvedi7 vs i5 Forum Solved[i5 4670k 2tb hdd r9 270x] vs [i7 4790 1tb hdd r9 270x] Forum Solvedi7 vs i5 Forum SolvedXeon e3 vs i5 vs i7 Forum Solvedhow true is having a i7 4790k vs i5 4690k that the i7 dont have much benifit more then i5 in gaming Forum SolvedNeed help deciding between two laptops due to the CPU (i5 + GTX860) vs (i7 + GTX850) Forum Solvedi5 vs i7? Forum Solvedi7 4790 vs. i5 4690 Forum SolvedIntel i5 4690k vs Intel i7 4770k. Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !