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Originally Posted by ALIENIZED View Post
What? No mention of the Cell processor?
Why even mention that? Its a nightmare to program for and the only place its used for gaming is in the PS3. Plus Im pretty sure Kentsfield has about the same processing power.
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Originally Posted by swayne View Post
arnt some games going to have 2 cores for the game 1 for ai and 1 for physics
I wouldt mind that..Not a bad idea at all.
post #13 of 39
We have to remember that Intel and for the most part AMD cater to big business first and foremost and they can always use more processing power. I believe with the acceptance of dual core now as the norm and not for enthusiasts that we will see multi threaded apps that will see exponential increases in both efficiency and speed throughout all program types. In the past there was no mitigating factor that necessitated the need for apps to be programmed for multicore but now things have changed slightly. I say give it a year or two and then we will see what multicores can really do. I still believe that the multicore cpus are being handicapped by being run with programs today.
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I see what you mean, regarding the lack, or temporary lack of a wide variety of uses for quad core, however i'm guessing adobe, sony, and similar have been given the proper information to release PATCHES for their PROGRAMS to enable multicore functionality. I've see the adobe programs easily use 1 core or another, however will it recognize the quad core as a single, or as 4 seperate, currently i'm not sure.

Aside from that, quad core ftw! I'd definately want one at least for future video editing that I do. (And multi LCD monitor support stability for wide screen video projects).

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We are just going to have to wait and see really.
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My question right now is, with quad core, will you be able to run 4 instances of folding@home if so...that is...wicked...
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post #17 of 39
Lets just say yes for now, and check it out for sure when it comes out. See, adobe video editing products, lets you render seperately on different "cores", however, weather they detect individual cores in the core 2 duo and quad core, I don't know.

However, For folding, sicne I haven't tried the program, I don't know if it'll have the option in say it's FAQ, or README file to tell you to start an .exe with a -command argument processor thinglet. It might, however check it out man! Would love 2 know!

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post #18 of 39
As soon as more things are multi threaded.. well quad core will be great. Until then it seems rather useless.
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So wait. Let me see if I get this right.

Intel = 4 cores, 2 Dual Cores on one physical chip
AMD = 4 cores, 2 Dual Cores on 2 physical chips

If that's right which ones better? Would having 2 seperate chips be better or would having them more closely connected be?
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So wait. Let me see if I get this right.

Intel = 4 cores, 2 Dual Cores on one physical chip
AMD = 4 cores, 2 Dual Cores on 2 physical chips

If that's right which ones better? Would having 2 seperate chips be better or would having them more closely connected be?
Depends on how efficient the interconnect on the 2 AMD 4x4 chips works.

Native multi-core is still better.
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