Originally Posted by alcal
I would actually love to see higher core counts from both AMD and Intel. I've been doing some naive multithreading in some programming projects and in particular on a problem where I am co-evolving AI's, my FX-8350 executes a few hundred generations of evolution way faster than my roommates 2500k. Moar cores is absolutely awesome if you frequently work on slow runtime, embarrassingly parallel problems.
I couldn't agree more. I've completely optimized my OS for Piledriver, overclocked it as far as I possibly can, and I still have to sit around for hours waiting for textures to bake.
I absolutely hate it when people show up and they're like "lol who needs more coars games wunt uz dem neqyzz~~~ xD". Some of us use them for work and are pretty ticked off the dies keep getting smaller and we're not seeing more cores tacked on to CPUs. And some of us don't want to spend $500 on a single CPU.
Although, I brought this up in a different thread, this 220w CPU is actually pretty awesome, because it's going to make motherboard manufacturers have to support a 220w CPU. It means AMD, in the future, can (hopefully) release a big CPU (like two 4 modules chips in a single package) and let people overclock it and let those TDPs go sky high.
I get frothy in the loins thinking of 16 core AMD FX that I can overclock. When I think of that, the sap is definitely rising.