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    Processor recommendations: i5 or i7?

    Hi all, I'm building a new work PC for my boss. He's currently using CA x4 on an AMD Phenom II X4 945 processor with an ATI Radeon HD 5450 graphics card - it's quite dated. He wants to finally upgrade to x8, and upgrade his PC as well. So far I've decided on an nVidia GTX 950 for him (though I might wait to see what nVidia's 1000 series will bring here in the coming weeks). But I'm torn with processors. I've picked an i5 4460 so far, but I would like some information about this program first before I decide. So here's my question for you folks: Does Chief Architect take advantage of hyperthreading? Because that's the only reason to upgrade to an i7. If it will provide a significant boost in performance, I will recommend the i7 to him. If not, I'll just stick with this i5. I know CA recommends more cores but I would like some personal anecdotes from the community. Thanks.