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post #11 of 28
GHz don't mean that much, I'd love to have another few cores for virtualbox.
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I'm a sucker for cores.
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post #13 of 28
moore's law is what's stopping us for now. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moore%27s_law

Until biological or quantum computing become feasible, we will always be limited.
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post #14 of 28
i'll take more cores over ghz anyday
post #15 of 28
Until games are optimized for multi-core, high speed dual cores will be the best for the money for gaming.

Problem is we can't make CPUs any faster due the the limitations of the materials used, so until they start making fiber-optic CPUs, the only way to increase performance is to increase the number of cores.

I would def. take a 5Ghz X2 over my 955 (assuming it was priced appropriately)
     
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Originally Posted by AgentHydra View Post
Until games are optimized for multi-core, high speed dual cores will be the best for the money for gaming.

Problem is we can't make CPUs any faster due the the limitations of the materials used, so until they start making fiber-optic CPUs, the only way to increase performance is to increase the number of cores.
They can increase the speed by getting lower NM or even going pito-meter design allowing more GHz with less heat. A 14nm i7-920 could probably go to 7-8GHz with aftermarket cooling
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I think games are behind the times.

Not long ago, I could run Crysis Warhead at a passable level with my P4 3.2GHz, and my current bottleneck 5670 1GB
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post #18 of 28
Speed is great if you really are utilizing it, but actually I'd prefer a chip that is super efficient say 6 cores @ 4GHz while only utilizing a single volt.
    
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post #19 of 28
Being still somewhat new to the enthusiast computing category, I have yet to do something my sig rig cannot kill.

Gaming, Video Encoding, and other applications like Photoshop, Flash, In design, and After Effects CS5.

We don't need half the computing power acceptable to us. The industry is going to milk the technology they already have for as long as they can. Notice how most retail builds are sub par to run the OS, anti-virus, and one program. Thats what keeps you back buying more. If companies pushed the latest technology at full effect every time they could, it would cost them more money, and less people would be able to afford computers, especially in this economy.


I can almost guarantee AMD and Intel has the technology to release a 6GHz Quad core processor NEXT YEAR if they HAD too. The point is, they don't have to. Nothing requires that, so why would companies spend more money to advance further when they can release a minor upgrade and STILL have people like most on OCN drooling all over it. Not only would they have some of us drooling all over it, THEY CAN GET YOU PAYING 1,000 DOLLARS FOR IT TOO!!!
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post #20 of 28
Once you start hitting the limit of frequency on a given architecture, just start adding more cores. Why spend millions on R&D to squeeze another 200-300 mhz out of your architecture when you can simply take what you've already designed, shove more of them in one package, and have x the processing power for a significantly decreased cost?
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