i7 & i5 or?

Do i7 have a big difference with i5?
Because im planning to buy my new intel unit and i cant decide which one is better for gaming at the same time programming and graphics editing…
or can you suggest better processors?? :smile:

If you’re doing heavy gaming, an i7 might be the way to go. There are tons of different options within that model, of course, but buying something beefy can help with certain kinds of games, especially if you as a result of your gaming or web work do any video rendering and such, too. It also makes it more future proof, if you don’t often upgrade parts.

That said, an i5 is going to be cheaper, and possibly all you need - we don’t have enough details on your use case to ascertain that, really.

What’s more important to you? Cheapness or performance/longevity?

or can you suggest better processors

Personally, I wouldn’t buy anything that wasn’t Intel, but that’s just my preference.

For that sort of use it’s really down to your budget and what you can afford. If your budget is limited then go for a slightly lower processor but invest in extra RAM if you can.

Have a look at the types of game you want to play and the minimum required specs, that might give you clues as to what you actually need.

I just bought i5-6600k. I was thinking about i7-6700k but i found out on benchmarks that photoshop works better on i5 - don’t know why. However I had AMD FX-8350 and I feel a huge difference in photoshop but also in all games.

I brought an i5 as I read it was better for Photoshop and some people also say games. The benefit of i7 is it supports 4K?

buy i5 and get more ram memory 8-16 gb then you will see change :wink:

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