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Right now the dual core cpus are out and the quad cores are coming out soon. How many cores will games companies being programming for? If they program for 4 cores the dual cores will suffer and vice versa.
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who knows... maybe in 100 years.. they will have chips that have millions of micro cores... or even we could end up going back to a single faster core... the future is unknown
    
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i doubt they'll go to single cores, but the prediction is ~60 cores by 2010... I hope people start making use of them b/c i don't know of many people who could open 60 apps at once let alone do something w/ each of them.......

just imagine folding on 60 cores
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They program the games to take advantage of however many cores it detects, all multi-thread apps are like that
    
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They program the games to take advantage of however many cores it detects, all multi-thread apps are like that
Yep, once they make stuff multithreaded it'll just use all the cores available. No need for separate "dual core" and "quad core" programs.
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Why would they make a program "dual-core only"? They simply just make them multi-threaded.

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Ahh man, fishie and boredom beat me to it :/ AFKing FTW.
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post #7 of 10
I'd say once they find a cheaper way of making l1 and l2 cache, then single cores will be able to compete once again by more easily switching between apps because of a larger cache.
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quad cores are not coming soon, quad cores came out yesterday
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quad cores are not coming soon, quad cores came out yesterday
i ment the AMD ones
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Dam intel and amd nerds, just 2 dam smart!!
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