Intel i5 vs i7 Tags: College Intel i7 Intel i5 Last response: June 9, 2011 9:08 PM in Work & Education Share taxman902 June 8, 2011 11:12:16 PM Hello, what is best suited for a math major entering grad school? More about : intel willonidas June 9, 2011 6:15:51 AM Hello Taxman, Could you give us some more information on what you may be doing on the system besides any school work? Unless you are running intensive programs I think the i5 might be more suited for your purposes. Cheaper as well which is great being a student. Chainzsaw June 9, 2011 6:30:31 PM Core i5 is currently the sweet spot in terms of CPUS. Core i7 is more expensive, a bit more powerful, but can be crushed by the i5 if the i5 is overclocked. Plus it will save you some money +1 for i5 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer kajabla June 9, 2011 9:08:17 PM But if you're not gaming or doing anything extreme, you won't need either. Usage? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Intel i7 3770k vs i5 3570k ? i7 on sale at micro $229 Forum Intel i5 3570k vs i7 3770k (or 2600k) Forum Intel Core i5 2500k vs Intel Core i7 2600k Forum Intel Cores i5 vs . i7 [Quick Question] Forum Intel i5 + GPU VS i7 without GPU for HD vid, gaming, music production Forum Intel i7 950 vs i5 2500k (same price) Forum Intel i3 i5 i7 vs AMD Phenom 2x4 Forum Intel i5 vs i7 for my needs? Forum Intel Core i5 vs . Core i7 Forum Looking for CPU recommendations on intel i5 vs . i7 vs i7 qm level procs w/ data Forum Intel core duo i5 vs core duo i7 2012 Forum I5 vs i7 for gaming. (Help needed) Forum I5 vs . i7 for future titles Forum Intel i5 2500k vs i7 3770 Forum Intel i7 2600 vs i5 2500k Forum Writing Service Forum More resources Read discussions in other Work & Education categories College Job Market !