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Intell i 5 or core 2 quad?

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#1 ebrid001


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Posted 11 February 2010 - 10:24 AM


The newest "i" chips say the video is built in,so you don't need a separate video card.

The i5 is about a hundred twenty five dollars more than the core 2 quad I'm considering.

How good is the video of the former? If I get the core 2 and a fairly good EVGA nvidea card for about a hundred twenty five dollars,which will give me better video performance? (The socket 775 board is a bit cheaper but not that much cheaper.)

Except for the built in video function,what do I get for the extra one twenty five with the i technology that I won't get with the core 2 technology?


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#2 DJBPace07


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Posted 11 February 2010 - 05:32 PM

The Core 2's are a bit older and not as efficient as the Core i5, there are also cache differences. Just because some CPU's have the video processing built-in doesn't mean they do it as well as a discrete add-in video card. You can also consider the AMD Phenom II CPU's and platforms which may be a bit cheaper and ATI's cards, in terms of performance, are beating Nvidia's.



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