Why the i7?
by R. Proffitt - 11/30/12 10:30 AM
Here's a note about that and gaming.
"Our tests demonstrate fairly little difference between a $225 LGA 1155 Core i5-2500K and a $1000 LGA 2011 Core i7-3960X, even when three-way graphics card configurations are involved. It turns out that memory bandwidth and PCIe throughput don't hold back the performance of existing Sandy Bridge-based machines. "
It seems the general public has been successfully brainwaxed that the i7 is always the better choice.
We have a 1080 display on a laptop. Nice but I went back to a lower count on my next laptop.