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 : ForumIntel i7 3770k vs i5 3570k ? i7 on sale at micro $229 ForumIntel i5 3570k vs i7 3770k (or 2600k) ForumIntel Core i5 2500k vs Intel Core i7 2600k ForumIntel Cores i5 vs . i7 [Quick Question] ForumIntel i5 + GPU VS i7 without GPU for HD vid, gaming, music production ForumIntel i7 950 vs i5 2500k (same price) ForumIntel i3 i5 i7 vs AMD Phenom 2x4 ForumIntel i5 vs i7 for my needs? ForumIntel Core i5 vs . Core i7 ForumLooking for CPU recommendations on intel i5 vs . i7 vs i7 qm level procs w/ data ForumIntel core duo i5 vs core duo i7 2012 ForumI5 vs i7 for gaming. (Help needed) ForumI5 vs . i7 for future titles ForumIntel i5 2500k vs i7 3770 ForumIntel i7 2600 vs i5 2500k ForumWriting Service More resources Read discussions in other Work & Education categories College Job Market !