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Intel i5 vs i7

Last response: in Work & Education
June 8, 2011 11:12:16 PM

what is best suited for a math major entering grad school?

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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.
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
June 9, 2011 9:08:17 PM

But if you're not gaming or doing anything extreme, you won't need either. Usage?