İ7 4720hq vs i5 4200h

I am an computer engineering student and I use compilers,maybe some simulation programs,virtual machine,some games and browser (with about 40 tabs in each page)
I am not using rendering video editing and etc..
the clock cylce differences almost same
do i need to take i7 with paying more money ? or there is no differences for me in real world usage ?

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To me the i7 wins.

But then I do things like video encoding, and 20 or so tabs. You have 40 so more threads will help.

As to the need, well, no. You can just wait a little longer for your 40 tabs to do their thing. Or you could just go with 20 tabs?

My simulations spin up a process per test so more cores really drives down the time.

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btw difference is 80 usd and it is 10% of my monthly salary

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And you get the added performance for years.

Sounds like a great deal.

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so if I feel the differences without using rendering video editing etc.I am going to buy i7
but if i couldn't i am going to buy i5 with 120 gb ssd with same price I pay for i7

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For me, yes.

The 120SSD is a terrible move IMO. Folk get those and then post how to keep it clean as it runs out of space. Last week I paid well under 99 bucks for a 240GB SSD so given the loss of time or rather the time lost dealing with a small drive I can't buy or sell that model except in special cases.

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