Originally Posted by B NEGATIVE
Is core count such a big deal? most are not utilised so a 4 core with new faster (maybe) architecture doesnt make sense to you? im not even looking to the 8 core,quads FTW!!
I remember when quad-cores hit the reasonable line for "why not to have" was that most software was not even written to use four threads. Now programs, including games, are starting to take advantage of all four cores. So know we have the 6 and 8 cores CPU's. I would surmise that regular programs will do be taking advantage of 6 cores soon enough. As for the 8 core CPU's I think It will be awhile. The advantage of 8 cores though would be if you where able to assign specific programs to specific cores so as to have multiple programs running at once would not bog the system down, at least on the CPU side. Rant much? Lol.