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With growing core counts and technologies such as HyperThreading, Windows' task manager needed to evolve in order to accommodate future hardware. The good news is that a revised Task Manager will be a part of Windows 8. Microsoft's Ryan Haveson, a group program manager on the User Experience team, last month gave a preview of what the Task Manager would look like when dealing with a ton of logical cores.


This is what Windows 7's Task Manager looks like when dealing with a system of 160 logical cores.


Source: Toms Hardware
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/window...ews-36936.html
 
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Can't wait to get this running on one of the dual 6 core Westmere servers at work.

24 Threads, u mad bro ?
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Yikes!
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That's the old type, the new one looks much cooler.



But this is old news: http://www.overclock.net/software-ne...k-manager.html
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Great but its not windows that bothers me when it comes to core usage,its apps and games that need to addres the use of more cores/threads.

After reading this again i think i may have got this slightly out of context.
Edited by superj1977 - 11/6/11 at 12:39pm
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cool...but why don't they tell us how they'll actually use all those cores
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If power consumption is low, you can rent your PC to friends as a VPS on some VPS software. Overall, there is a rather nice market for private servers, cheap VPS' from a trusted provider (you), would be a huge plus.
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Would be nice OS to have when using lots of cores/threads, but I cant see any purpose for W8 in the enthusiast market.
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AMD will love this
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