Originally Posted by ecnelitsep;14498548
You know how it goes zeal. Some people just think that throwing more cores out there is more important then ipc improvements. Personally i can't wait for the 2500K's replacement.
For an idea of where the world is headed, just bring up task manager for a clue, then include that and everything else running on ur system. "Cores" are becoming synonymous with tasks.
Chips will relatively stay the same size, while the cores get smaller and more specific to their goal. (20 core/40 core in 5 years time)
Coincidentally, what single threaded program needs speed..? The answer is old business software.. or, if ur a hobbyist who wants
If u understand code & how it executes on hardware, you can see how Intel made use of IPC on their cores for business reasons, not for home owner needs. Their whole architecture is directly related to BAPCo.
Windows 8 will be more threaded, as independent functions increase in their speed & unfettered use of their own cores, or cores shared with only a few programs. Instead of congested cores, who have IPC and tricks to pump more through a crowded lane highway.
Unfettered is the key... not speed.