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New Processor, stuck between two


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YourDirector

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Hey everyone, just a quick noob question here.
I'm looking at two processors but a bit unsure of which to go for.

Its the i5 380 3.6ghz and the i7 870 2.93ghz.

Now I understand that obviously the i7 is the range up so has more features and capabilities, however, I am thrown by the 2.93 vrs the 3.6ghz. It seems a big difference. I suppose my main question is, which is more powerful. Will i get a better performance from one over the other?

Thanks
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The Ghz figure means nothing. Ignore it. They're trotted out in system specifications endlessly but they ceased to be important nine years ago. A higher Ghz figure does not a faster computer make.

What is this i5 380 of which you speak? There appears to be no such model.
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