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post #21 of 24
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Originally Posted by Manyak View Post
What the hell do you want with 6 cores/12 threads if you aren't using virtualization?
I run several VMs and if this feature isn't part of the CPU, I won't be able to get the first SNB-E CPUs. Sigh....
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Originally Posted by Mr.Eiht View Post
Render! All day and night long! Render!
I got so many stuff that I could never do cause it would have took forever to render. Even six cores aren`t enough.
Happy renderfarming
Off the top of my head I can think of rendering, virtualization, matlab/engineering applications, and HPC applications. But only a very, very small number of people on this site do any of those things. Which is my point - they're all special case scenarios, and if you don't do any of that on your home PC then you have no reason to buy a 6-core CPU.

Transcoding a bluray rip here and there to play on your iPod doesn't quite justify the cost over a quad core.
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post #23 of 24
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Intel has a layman description of it on their site:
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Great helpful post. thumb.gif
post #24 of 24
Intel could have fixed VT-d for the C1 stepping. Having a look at this.

Search for "BS90" in this link: http://www.intel.com/content/dam/doc/specification-update/core-i7-lga-2011-specification-update.pdf
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