2 Replies Latest reply on May 7, 2010 6:08 PM by nanorazor

    Which one is expensiver? Core 2 quad or Core i3??

    hellen1004

      Which one is expensiver? Core 2 quad or Core i3??

       

      like even if core i3 is more current , isn't core 2 quad stronger than core i3?? I thought core 2 quad is in the same category as i5

        • 1. Re: Which one is expensiver? Core 2 quad or Core i3??
          RJL190365

          At current prices the Core 2 Quad is more expensive to purchase than the i3 processor even though the Core 2 Quad uses the soon-to-be-outgoing Socket LGA775 and uses the now-outdated "Front-Side Bus" (FSB) setup and external motherboard-located memory controller. In fact, the Core 2 Quads can cost more than the most expensive i5 and some of the lower-end i7 processors. As a result, I recommend an i5-750 or a lower-end i7 rather than a Core 2 Quad if you are going to build an entirely new system with Intel components.

           

          Speaking of the i3, it should really be compared to the higher-end of the Core 2 Duo line since the i3 has only two physical cores. The Core 2 processors and the i-series processors are not compatible with one another (physically and electrically).

          • 2. Re: Which one is expensiver? Core 2 quad or Core i3??
            nanorazor

            Which better i5-670 or i7 860 (which is cheaper)?

            And why is i7 860 cheaper?

            why is quad better than a high end dual core?