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Not true, Jori. Developers can take two routes, either code for a set amount of processors, or have it scale to the number of processors. So far, only Source takes advantage of 4 CPUs to the fullest, and that engine isn't even out yet.
But developers will see the way the market is going and write their programs to be scalable to however many cores the user may have.

I'm just moving to dual core and i think I'll be amazed at the difference between single and dual core CPUs... but i don't think we need anymore then maybe 4 cores at the most for the heavy multi-tasker... the 80 cores will be useful to servers, not us.
    
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How much RAM does it take to keep the 80 core beast fed with data? Right now approx. 0.5-1gig per core, so it'll take approx. 40-80gigs for this thing!!! Whoa... we're going to need a lot more slots for RAM on the mobo.....
    
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How much RAM does it take to keep the 80 core beast fed with data? Right now approx. 0.5-1gig per core, so it'll take approx. 40-80gigs for this thing!!! Whoa... we're going to need a lot more slots for RAM on the mobo.....
Won't need many more slots, They will just have larger modules like 10Gig etc
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I dont think youll be seeing this in desktops anytime soon. This is much more likely to find its way into supercomputers first.
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I dont think youll be seeing this in desktops anytime soon. This is much more likely to find its way into supercomputers first.
If I hit the lottery, I am going to personally go to Intel's headquarters and purchase a few of these babies.

Multitasking? Hell no, I'm going to rename it: Ubertasking.
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True.. but you'll always know your software will run lag-free
nah man that is where the spyware comes in. then your 80 core compy will work like a good ol 286
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Honestly...this kinda pisses me off. The tech world is moving WAY too fast right now.
whats so bad about that unless you are one of those guys who has to have the latest and the greatest and find out that new part you bought brand new 2 days ago is now outdated.

I figure if it works it works I'm happy
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All I can say is: Folding FTW.
    
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get ready for socket 6.02*10^23
    
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It appears the mhz myth has become the core myth. Lots of cores sounds great, but it isn't. The hardware industry is moving waaay too fast for the software industry to keep up.
Sadly this is true.
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