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wow...100+ tabs? 2 VMs? while gaming? and listening to music?

on 16 gigs of RAM?

man...I must be doing something wrong...
You cannot run VM. K cpus don't, in general.

What? Most recent Intel CPUs like the 6700k etc all have VT-x and VT-d, so I don't know what you're talking about.

On topic:
Yes, while single core performance is still very relevant for gaming, I wouldn't recommend buying a dual core for gaming. You're better off with something like a 6600.

For anything other than that (except for maybe content creation), they're awesome though, good performance for pretty cheap.

I especially like using i3s in HTPCs.
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What? Most recent Intel CPUs like the 6700k etc all have VT-x and VT-d, so I don't know what you're talking about.

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Yes, while single core performance is still very relevant for gaming, I wouldn't recommend buying a dual core for gaming. You're better off with something like a 6600.

For anything other than that (except for maybe content creation), they're awesome though, good performance for pretty cheap.

I especially like using i3s in HTPCs.
Well, they decided to fix it after Ivy Bridge, however you still need select motherboards.
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What? Most recent Intel CPUs like the 6700k etc all have VT-x and VT-d, so I don't know what you're talking about.

On topic:
Yes, while single core performance is still very relevant for gaming, I wouldn't recommend buying a dual core for gaming. You're better off with something like a 6600.

For anything other than that (except for maybe content creation), they're awesome though, good performance for pretty cheap.

I especially like using i3s in HTPCs.
Well, they decided to fix it after Ivy Bridge, however you still need select motherboards.

My current rig still runs Ivy Bridge (3570k) and I can do VMs just fine. I have an ASRock board.
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My current rig still runs Ivy Bridge (3570k) and I can do VMs just fine. I have an ASRock board.
Let me clarify: vga-passthrough which forms the basis for VMs while gaming(at least personally redface.gif).
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Gotta justify that 8-core.

Absolutely not, who on earth gets a multiple core CPU to make use of it? All those people with i7's certainly don't make use of their chips, do they? You definitely don't need an i7 to crawl out from under that bridge.

 

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I leave my 100+ browser tabs open as well as my two VM's

wow...100+ tabs? 2 VMs? while gaming? and listening to music?

on 16 gigs of RAM?

man...I must be doing something wrong...

I assign 4GB of RAM to my Mint VM and 2GB to the Win 7 one. That leaves 10 GB for Windows and games. If I feel that I need more RAM I shut the Windows VM down. I have considered getting another 16GB but I don't need it as of yet.

 

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My current rig still runs Ivy Bridge (3570k) and I can do VMs just fine. I have an ASRock board.
Let me clarify: vga-passthrough which forms the basis for VMs while gaming(at least personally redface.gif).

Where did this discussion on GPU pass through come from all of a sudden? Neither VMWare player nor VBox can do GPU pass through. ESXI, Xen and KVM can but I don't use them.

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