Originally Posted by dan0h
Note that even Softpedia say that there is little to no gaming software that can utilise so many cores, so in the BD/SB debate, AMD's big core counting processor may not stack up so well... Despite a hardcore of people saying that "total" performance matters - which for the most part for the consumer market, it really doesnt. IMHO.
Uhm...the whole point of BD having 8 cores is for true multitasking. Take for instance, SB i7 which has 8 threads. AMD says...screw 8 threads for 4 cores and just put 8 threads with 8 cores. So not only can you play a game on as many cores as it can use but you can also have holy crap tons of things running in the background on the other cores and it won't impact your game performance.
The same goes with running multiple tasks in multiple programs...you now have all the cores you'll ever need to do it.
Originally Posted by lkegley9
Hmmm...... 10 cores..... hmmmm..... major processing power.
Too bad no programs would be able to utilize all of that.
Well keep in mind that this is for servers and not consumers and generally speaking, the best use of this kind of server is to have it running multiple virtual servers so it will use all of that processing power and the company can get the most out of it. Magny Cours is a 12 core processor after all Edited by KamuiRSX - 4/4/11 at 8:49am