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Reason   Nov 26, 2013, 02:12pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Looking at either an I5 4670, or an I7 4771. They're basically the same except the I7 has SMT, and is also insignificantly better (IMO) at non-SMT tasks.

Worth the premium?

Gaming and 3D rendering (Mandelbulber) are the most intensive things I currenlty do. No OCing and I do occasionally use a VM, so the K versions are no go.


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>> Re: Haswell: I5 or I7?
For gaming it's not really going to make a big difference (with current games) but with rendering that takes advantage of multi-threading it could be up to 30%.

Sources:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7003/the-haswell-review-intel-co...k-tested/6

http://www.fractalforums.com/general-discussion/hyper-threading/

Naveen Goud Dec 06, 2013, 12:53pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Haswell: I5 or I7?
Hi,

Naturally, if budget is not the issue, then going for i7 will be a smart move in all aspects.

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Eric LeClair Dec 16, 2016, 05:49pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Haswell: I5 or I7?
Really simple. For gaming, It's i7 or anything that requires a lot of 'rendering'. Another example wold be music production. If you are doing anything that requires a lot of rendering (Heck Photoshop or Film Editing is another one), always go with the highest processor you can get and lots of ram. So in this case, i7 all the way. EVEN if the ram on i5 is higher ;)


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