Is Intel i7 better than i5?

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  • 2 months ago
    Favourite answer

    Yes i7 is better than i5

  • Boy
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    yes it is................

  • 2 months ago


  • 2 months ago

    Intel Core i7 processors are typically faster and more capable than Core i5 CPUs. The latest i7 chips offer up to 12 threads, making them better suited for advanced multitasking.

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  • 2 months ago

    One of the better sites to check is

    userbenchmark isn't perfect but it at least gives you scores in different areas of performance. 

    The Advanced Compare section at can also be used to compare processors but this only compares gaming performance. The bottleneck calculator portion is partly B.S.

    Pretty much any i5 from the last 2 years is going to beat out an i7 from 2013 or before hand.

    here's a comparison of an 8th Generation i5 against the 8th Generation i7. It's not perfect because it doesn't give you a more than an 8-threaded/core comparison.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    The i7 is always better but how much better depends on the model.

    If you compare a Core i5-6200u to a Core i7-6500u, the difference is pretty small. The i7-6500u only has a higher clock speed. Both the i5 and i7 in this mobile segment have 2 cores with Hyperthreading.

    However, if you compare the newly released Core i5-10600k to the Core i7-10700k, the difference is the i7 has 2 more cores and it has a higher clock speed.

    If you compare older parts from 2011 like the Core i5-2500k to a Core i7-2600k, both have 4 cores, but the i7 in this segment is clocked 100mhz higher and it has Hyperthreading.

    The difference can range from having a higher clock, more cores, or the addition of Hyperthreading. Hyperthreading adds a 2nd virtual core to each core. So if you have a 4-core CPU with Hyperthreading, then the OS will recognize the CPU has having 8-cores. This basically speeds up task assignments, and it uses parts of the CPU that would normally go unused. More or less, Hyperthreading or AMD's SMT is a performance enhancement. This is only useful if you're running multiple tasks or have a program that uses a lot of processing threads.

  • 2 months ago

    Neither is 'better' - the only difference is speed. Otherwise, they do exactly the same thing.

  • rodcom
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    It depends on the model year.  I am currently using an i7-3770, which means that it is a 3rd generation i7.  When you compare benchmarks on PassMark, there are some newer i5's which rate higher, but not many.

    In the same generation an i7 will always be better than an i5.

  • n/a
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    If you have to ask than you're better off not having a computer

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