- Dec 14, 2000
Meh, a small handful of games benefits from more than 4 cores. Not worth the price premium to buy an i7 over an i5 imho. For the vast majority of users, the i5 is still the best bang for the buck. The price premium from $179.9 to $259.99 for a couple extra cores not many people will use is just not worth it (microcenter pricing).