Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol
Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed
Still anything over 4 cores is still generally useless.... many apps still to this day dont even support 2 properly.
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Which begs the question Magu why make them more than four - seems like a daft exercise or a very clever ploy at getting us to part with our dollars
Well in the way of site rendering i.e. render farms and video conversion/editing the professional level apps will make use of however many cores you throw at it.
It does remain questionable why a common user would want one right now.
With the intel chipset and my current i7, I can convert video pretty dang fast. Since it's not something I do very often though. I'm not building my entire machine around it. Outside of that one application I don't believe I personally use anything that would even support the 6 cores.
I'm also curious why we aren't seeing 4.3 to 4.5 ghz chips. It's quite obvious at this point they can make one. My 2600k turbos up to 4.3 all the time and could obviously run that full time stable without issue.
...and yes they will keep beefing up the graphics part of the chips, I wouldn't be surprised if they start doing so at the performance of the actual cpu itself. They are trying to drive towards this single integrated system that will do everything. They will always be third best when it comes to graphics though. You would have thought that would have become obvious to them when they dumped their dedicated project after 3 years.