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Unless you're doing some "low-work" video editing while multi-tasking with others, i don't see why an a8 doesn't have enough power

i honestly believe you have it backwards; it would be encoding videos and multi tasking that the A8 would perform better. AFAIK, most all CAD software is not multi threaded optimized and would not make efficient uses of all four piledriver cores; for single threaded use an ivy bridge core will be 24% better than a piledriver core.
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i honestly believe you have it backwards; it would be encoding videos and multi tasking that the A8 would perform better. AFAIK, most all CAD software is not multi threaded optimized and would not make efficient uses of all four piledriver cores; for single threaded use an ivy bridge core will be 24% better than a piledriver core.
No. Unless the CAD app is like from dual-core century it isn't. I know it because i work with CAD software for electronics design and layout and AutoCAD
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i honestly believe you have it backwards; it would be encoding videos and multi tasking that the A8 would perform better. AFAIK, most all CAD software is not multi threaded optimized and would not make efficient uses of all four piledriver cores; for single threaded use an ivy bridge core will be 24% better than a piledriver core.
No. Unless the CAD app is like from dual-core century it isn't. I know it because i work with CAD software for electronics design and layout and AutoCAD

oh?
Support for multi-core processors with AutoCAD
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AutoCAD only supports multi-core technology in a couple of very specific areas of the product, including:

2D regeneration
MentalRay rendering
In order to fully benefit from multi-core processors, you need to use multi-threaded software and AutoCAD is predominatley a single-threaded application.


fyi, i have autoCAD also and didn't see much of an improvement moving from an i3 to an i5 . . .

edit: when only running autoCAD.
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