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September 20, 2012 7:28:32 PM

If Intel Hypothetically released an I7 with one of the cores removed making it a Tri-Core, How would it perform aganist an I5 if they both had the same clock speed. The I5 is 4cores/4threads where as the I7 would be 3cores/6threads

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September 20, 2012 7:54:53 PM

shafe88 said:
If Intel Hypothetically released an I7 with one of the cores removed making it a Tri-Core, How would it perform aganist an I5 if they both had the same clock speed. The I5 is 4cores/4threads where as the I7 would be 3cores/6threads


It would depend on what you were doing and if the I7 has hyperthreading or not. It wouldn't make much of a difference in gaming because games only use 2 or 3 cores. So if you disabled hyperthreading the I7 wouldn't do any worse or better in gaming. If you are doing something that is very CPU heavy than again it depends on what it is. If the programs uses hyper threading the I7 would do better, if not it might get bogged down if the program uses more than two or three cores. Point is there is no easy answer there are alot of factors that play into performance. Really none of it matters though Intel never really had a three core CPU.
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September 20, 2012 8:03:35 PM

+ rds1220

Here is a good piece on hyper-threading in games http://www.overclock.net/t/671977/hyperthreading-in-gam...

In the end it all comes down the number of threads that the application will use, if it can use hyper-threading and clock speed on the processor. In some cases each of these items may give one processor or another an advantage with that application.
September 20, 2012 8:05:23 PM

find benchmarks i5 2500k vs i7 3960x and the performance i7 division 2:p 
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