Posted 15 January 2012 - 07:07 PM
the i7 is the 860s which i know works with my board.
i was also wondering what the "s" means?
and the i5 is £100 and the i7 is £140. do you think the i7 is worth £40 more? this is of course, assuming the i5 will also be compatible.
Thanks for helping.
Posted 15 January 2012 - 08:06 PM
Anyway cpu is about processing stuff. Meaning if you do a lot of processing the higher the tact the better
3.0Ghz+ is always good for new games, rendering etc.
To be honest I would go with a good i5.
Posted 15 January 2012 - 08:11 PM
anyone else wanna chip in?
Posted 15 January 2012 - 08:19 PM
The i7 has a lot of new features on board which most of them as a regular user you wouldn't even notice. It's more like a "nice to have" thingy.
If you've got the needed cash go ahead and buy the i7 but I'll assure you as a normal user the i5 is fine too.
Posted 15 January 2012 - 08:44 PM
and if the i7 has more power then that would be good as my i5 650 struggled with building my code into an app in xcode. i say struggled... it wasn't instant lol
i do work with illustrator and photoshop a little also where perhaps i might see the benefit of the i7? no gaming at all.
Posted 15 January 2012 - 08:48 PM
coding, rendering or games (which you don't need) need a lot of processing power which could lead me to tell you to buy the i7
Posted 15 January 2012 - 08:50 PM
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