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Solved: If I don't do games, is i5 worth price difference over i3?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jethsy, Sep 18, 2014.

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  1. jethsy

    jethsy Thread Starter

    Jun 25, 2005
    I am not a gamer. I do, however, wish to do some beginner video editing. There is a price difference between the i5 and the i3, however, depending on specific processor, the benchmark scores are not that dissimilar. So, what do you think?
    Is it worth it to spend more for the i5?
    Also, if all is equal, what brand? Acer, Lenovo, HP?
  2. etaf

    etaf Moderator

    Oct 2, 2003
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    if you do video editing , i found a lot of difference using an i5 in creating the final file and also making a DVD

    But the versions do make a difference and you can use benchmark as a comparison


    All brands are ok - most companies have a dud every now and again, and the support also varies at different times

    the only brand I dont like is advent as they seem a little unreliable - I'm sure they are made by one of the larger companies anyway
  3. crjdriver

    crjdriver Moderator

    Jan 2, 2001
    The i5 usually [however not always] comes with better onchip video.

    If you are going to render longer dvds, I would say the extra money for an i5 would be worth the investment.
  4. CleaverX


    Sep 27, 2012
    Hello, you may be interested in this article for an overall assessment, so you can draw your own conclusions:

    Even though the article mentions building an editing PC on a budget, the components they recommend are actually quite pricey, however the fundamentals of why those components were chosen may be of interest to you.
  5. jethsy

    jethsy Thread Starter

    Jun 25, 2005
    Thanks so much all of you! I so appreciate your help and knowledge!
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