New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Switcher Hangout The place for switchers to discuss their new machines, and how to work with OS X. General support can be had here for newbie stuff, like "How do I restart my new iMac?" :)

Is there a difference?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
ncsu2014

 
Member Since: Apr 23, 2010
Posts: 6
ncsu2014 is on a distinguished road

ncsu2014 is offline
Okay, so i'm getting a 15in MBP soon and i was wondering is there a major difference in processing power between the i5 and i7. mainly the notebook will be used for college but i do want to run some games and do video editing on it. i will also be using bootcamp. so main question is: "Will I notice a significant difference between the two processors; the i5 and the i7 in terms of power?"
QUOTE Thanks
MYmacROX

 
MYmacROX's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 17, 2009
Posts: 3,599
MYmacROX is a name known to allMYmacROX is a name known to allMYmacROX is a name known to allMYmacROX is a name known to allMYmacROX is a name known to allMYmacROX is a name known to allMYmacROX is a name known to all
Mac Specs: 2008 15" MBP ML, 2012 21.5" iMac ML

MYmacROX is offline
Yes, there's a difference. Noticeable or not, I couldn't say personally. Here is a benchmark test by gizmodo.com. LINK
Judge for yourself if you think you'll need the i7 or not. FWIW, the i5 will more than handle the tasks you mentioned.

16GB iPhone 5, 64GB Wi-Fi only iPad 1st Gen.

Reminder: Please include your Mac's specs. This will make it much easier for the other members to assist you.
QUOTE Thanks
IvanLasston

 
IvanLasston's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 26, 2010
Location: Rocky Mountain High, Colorado
Posts: 2,116
IvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to behold
Mac Specs: 1.8 GHz i7 MBA 11" OSX 10.8.2

IvanLasston is offline
That chart is for the desktop processor - which I agree - the i7/i5 has quite a few differences. The MBP uses the mobile i5/i7 chip which isn't as differentiated.

If you can afford the i7 get it - if you are budget constrained the i5 is plenty for your needs. The more powerful computer you get the longer it will last (as far as being able to run programs)
Check out geekbench to get an estimate of the mobile i5
Search Results for 2010 i5 : Geekbench Result Browser
vs i7
Search Results for 2010 i7 : Geekbench Result Browser

These are just for comparison - but it gives you an idea of how much faster the processors are compared to each other.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« MBP and Itunes | I am trying to empty my trash but can't »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Real world speed difference with separate graphics card code54 Apple Notebooks 3 12-03-2009 09:54 PM
New iMacs GPU cards... Difference? ARJ8138 Apple Desktops 2 06-03-2008 12:57 PM
Mac recognizes more ram but no performance difference? dorian86 Apple Notebooks 15 08-25-2007 12:55 PM
Does RAM make a NOTICEABLE difference? milk is white Apple Notebooks 6 04-10-2007 12:24 AM
1Gb Ram running alongside 256,, Possible speed difference?? seeker777 Apple Notebooks 8 10-06-2006 05:49 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:35 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?