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Interesting However IMO 2 cores is fine for now :

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AFTER PLAYING second fiddle to AMD in the enthusiast market for some years, Chipzilla came crushing down on the upstart this year. And, so far, AMD has still to respond to any of the technological and product advancements that Chipzilla is offering.
Intel's Core 2 marchitecture pretty much captured hearts of IT enthusiasts world-wide. We were impressed with the amount of performance and overclockability that Conroe offered us from day one.

While folks at DAAMIT will claim that Kentsfield is not a true quad-core, we feel that approach is pretty daft, since AMD will be following suit in a couple of weeks time. AMD will also use two dies to get quad., but each die is placed on one Opteron socket - and you need a new motherboard and so on and so on... Intel just uses Core Multiplexing tech to get the two dies working on the same substrate and sharing a system bus.
More here :http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=35507
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Interesting However IMO 2 cores is fine for now :



More here :http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=35507
i agree with you. Two cores is enough for most people right now. Unless you are doing like video editing and stuff like those
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4 cores is kind ov Overkill really at current..I mean most programs are still single threaded lol.
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Impressive article, read it thoroughly through. Very impressed. I'll probably get a quad core when I build my next pc, however I'd only go for a low end Quad core intel cpu. Reason, i'm a video editor, but I don't have the money to dish out for the q6700 or similar. However I'm still video editing on a celeron D 3.2ghtz socket 478 . So any new mobo / processor will significantly improve performance. ^_^

Not bad though, awesome article!

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Benchmarks have shown (from Tom's hardware? Can't remember) that games like Doom 3 had the same FPS with an equal speed dual-core versus quad-core.

The difference is in other apps like encoding.

ALL applications wil lneed time to adapt to be more efficient to multi-cores, so it'll take time. Quad-core is definitely overkill... for now.
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arnt some games going to have 2 cores for the game 1 for ai and 1 for physics
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We all need to pool our funds and start an investing group just so that we can keep up with the industry.

By 12/07 we'll be pinning away for the octo-cores.
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Benchmarks have shown (from Tom's hardware? Can't remember) that games like Doom 3 had the same FPS with an equal speed dual-core versus quad-core.

The difference is in other apps like encoding.

Yup, they concluded that if you encode HD TV, the quad core is a REQUIREMENT.

Man I can't wait to get my hands on a QX6700 next year.......thank god I just got promoted with a nice raise.
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Mhmm...Folding...
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What? No mention of the Cell processor?
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