The i7 range of socket 1155 Ivy Bridge processors steps up the game from others. Giving you extra performance on demand and stunning visuals. Smart multi-tasking, 4 or 8 way multi-tsaking, with i5 only able to perform 4 way. Where the i7 really stands out is the high frequency, larger cache for serious multi-tasking. If running programs all at once is your task, then the Intel Core i7 is your solution.