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Can someone explain me the advantage of using Quad?

Leave the games supporting atm, about desktop&multitaskin etc
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Originally Posted by shedokan View Post
Can someone explain me the advantage of using Quad?

Leave the games supporting atm, about desktop&multitaskin etc
Performs some applications faster, like video encoding, uploading songs to iTunes, etc.

You can run a program in the background but run your foreground applications at full speed, like run antivirus but still play a game, watch a movie or whatever your heart desires.

I've yet to be able to bog down my quad, also with Core i7 out it's a good possibility that more programs will begin to use multiple cores more effectively.
    
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Yeah, as said above, programs can hog more cores and run in the background just as fast (as long as you're not running like, 800 things) so it basically gives more breathing room for everything..instead of a bunch of kids in 2 rooms, you let them spread out over 4 rooms, making everyone happier. I recently went from Quad to dual core, and to be honest, I don't see a TON of difference, but encoding/decoding video and stuff is DEFINITELY noticeably slower, I feel like 2 cores doesn't give anything any breathing room, especially with folding going on
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You can run a program in the background but run your foreground applications at full speed, like run antivirus but still play a game, watch a movie or whatever your heart desires.
Sorry, but that's simply not true. Running anything in the background will slow down a game due to bottlenecks outside the cpu. True, you can run them rather well, but to say that there is no reduction is simply misleading.
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Is Q9550 more 1~1.5year will stay a good CPU? cause If I'll get it, it's prolly for the next 2~2.5years.
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Sorry, but that's simply not true. Running anything in the background will slow down a game due to bottlenecks outside the cpu. True, you can run them rather well, but to say that there is no reduction is simply misleading.
lol I'll fold using SMP and run a GPU client on my 2nd 4870 while playing COD4 on my 1st 4870 and it runs nice and smooth.

Excessive power is nice. Quad FTW

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Originally Posted by shedokan View Post
Is Q9550 more 1~1.5year will stay a good CPU? cause If I'll get it, it's prolly for the next 2~2.5years.
I could have sworn we told you to go Quad yesterday?
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Originally Posted by sccr64472 View Post
Sorry, but that's simply not true. Running anything in the background will slow down a game due to bottlenecks outside the cpu. True, you can run them rather well, but to say that there is no reduction is simply misleading.
Sorry I guess I should have been more specific, I meant you could still run your game and be able to enjoy it, it wouldn't make it screech to a crawling halt. Maybe a hiccup here and there or a few jutters - nothing apocalyptic though.

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Can someone explain me the advantage of using Quad?
Short version; Quad means 4 CPUs working together, and Dual means only two CPUs working together.

Quad will be increasingly useful for future gaming/applications since the i7 will be encouraging everyone to maximize their apps for quad core if they have not already!

Quote:
Is Q9550 more 1~1.5year will stay a good CPU? cause If I'll get it, it's prolly for the next 2~2.5years.
The i7 out right now are 15-20% faster then the previous fastest Intel Quads like the Q9550. It should do you quite well in the next 2 years. Don't forget that most games count more on the GPU rather then CPU performance anyway.
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Originally Posted by Gunderman456 View Post
Short version; Quad means 4 CPUs working together, and Dual means only two CPUs working together.

Quad will be increasingly useful for future gaming/applications since the i7 will be encouraging everyone to maximize their apps for quad core if they have not already!



The i7 out right now are 15-20% faster then the previous fastest Intel Quads like the Q9550. It should do you quite well in the next 2 years. Don't forget that most games count more on the GPU rather then CPU performance anyway.
yeh indeed, thanks.
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