Solved I5 or i7 Tags: CPUs Intel i7 Intel i5 Last response: January 24, 2013 11:12 PM in CPUs Share gomer68 January 24, 2013 9:17:56 PM can someone tell me the different between the i5 and the i7? i'm leaning towards the i7, also a nice board between $100.00-$130.00 range. More about : question Opaz1ka January 24, 2013 9:22:14 PM Video editing simulations etc. then i7 Gaming; save the money and get an i5, hey get a nice gpu while you are at it. m 0 l Z1NONLY a c 78 à CPUs January 24, 2013 9:25:41 PM i7 runs 8 threads using "hyperthreading" to really milk its 4 cores. i5 is pretty much an i7 that has no hyperthreading and thus only runs 4 threads. Hyperthreading helps with things like video editing, but doesn't do much for gaming. m 0 l Related resources I7 or I5 for gaming? - Forum Intel Core i7 4700HQ vs i5 4200H - Forum i7 4790(without k) vs i5 4690k - Forum i5 vs i7 for gaming? not sure which - Forum i5 3470 or i7 3770 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer gomer68 January 24, 2013 10:00:05 PM will i notice the different between them for "gaming" m 0 l jnkweaver a b à CPUs January 24, 2013 10:21:43 PM gomer68 said:will i notice the different between them for "gaming" No. For gaming alone stick to the i5. m 0 l payturr a b à CPUs January 24, 2013 10:24:11 PM Core i5 for gaming. Hyper threading offers like, 0.7% increase in gaming performance compared to an i5, it's not worth a quarter of that extra frame. m 0 l Best solution maestro0428 a b à CPUs January 24, 2013 10:44:47 PM Yep, no need for an i7 for gaming. Tons of software can take advantage of those phantom cores though (hyperthreading). For a motherboard, ASRock Extreme 4. Its a reliable, fast and affordable board. Share DarkSable a c 95 à CPUs January 24, 2013 10:46:29 PM payturr said:Core i5 for gaming. Hyper threading offers like, 0.7% increase in gaming performance compared to an i5, it's not worth a quarter of that extra frame. In a lot of cases it actually makes the game run SLOWER. m 0 l gomer68 January 24, 2013 10:53:26 PM DarkSable said:In a lot of cases it actually makes the game run SLOWER. are you talking about the i7 running the game slower? m 0 l jnkweaver a b à CPUs January 24, 2013 10:56:51 PM gomer68 said:are you talking about the i7 running the game slower? Yes he is. m 0 l Daedalus12 January 24, 2013 11:12:21 PM gomer68 said:will i notice the different between them for "gaming" Not at all. The i7 is at most going to be 1-2% faster, and in some cases slower. Save the $100, go for the i5, and put the savings toward a GPU where there really is going to be a difference. http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/cpu/38421-intel-core-i5-3... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedneed help deciding between i5 and i7 Forum SolvedIntel Core i7 with GTX 760 OR Intel Core i5 with GTX 770? Forum SolvedIntel Core i5 3570k upgrade to i7 4790k? Forum Solvedi5 vs i7? Worth the $80 price difference? Forum SolvedShould I replace my FX-6300? If so which should i go for? i5 or i7? Forum SolvedWill buying i5 or i7 help with fps? Forum SolvedIntel i7 4500U vs Intel i5 3570 Forum SolvedIntel i5 4670K or i7 4770. On Budget Forum SolvedMoving from i5 to i7? Is it worth it? (Upgrade time) Forum SolvedIs the i5 really THAT different from an i7? Forum Solvedi5 or i7? Which will work better for recording Minecraft and more? Forum Solvedi5 vr i7 Build: Gaming only Forum SolvedGTX 770 + I7 4790k or GTX 780 I5 4690k Forum SolvedWill an i5 4690k be enough for future game releases or should I get an i7? Forum Solvedi5 4200m vs i7 4700mq Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !