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I5 processor or i7 processor

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July 13, 2012 6:22:53 PM

now.....the dilema i have is that, an i5 is cheaper but has less power than a i7 that is more expensive.

If i have an i5 with a good graphics( such as nvidia 650m 1gb) can it run games like bf3,crysis 2 ,assasins creed

Or would it be more logical to buy an i7, because an i5 would become obselite and that it is less powerfull

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July 13, 2012 6:59:44 PM

An i5 is less powerful than an i7 but it is by no means a weak CPU. Just check around the internet and notice the amount of people that have/want/suggest the i5 2500k. If the purpose is heavy work (video encoding stuff like that) then an i7 could do it better than an i5. Still in mostly every situation the i5 is more than enough
July 13, 2012 7:19:42 PM

I think he may actually be talking about the mobile editions of the i5/i7, since he mentioned getting an Nvidia 650m. If this is the case, then know that all mobile i5s are dual-cores, and not quite as stalwart as their desktop counterparts (I'm currently working with an i5-2410m).

But that doesn't mean they're bad processors. My 2410m combined with Intel HD3000 runs most games at low settings @ 1366x768. My friend's 2410m combined with a GT550m runs most games at high/ultra settings (no AA) at 1366x768.

The i5 is fine for laptop gaming - don't sacrifice the GPU to get an i7. The i5 will likely show its age a bit sooner than the i7, but the i7 won't have much more time over it.
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July 14, 2012 7:57:28 AM

thnx for the quick replies....but my real question was

could an i5 with a good graphics card like 650m 2gb run games on high-ulttra on benchmark games?
July 14, 2012 8:17:16 AM

In terms of gaming, there is no need to go with i7, the i5 is just plenty....i don't know much about the 650m actually but never judge a GPU by its Ram...so my advice go with i5 and get a better equipped laptop, something with a gtx 660M
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