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Windows 7: Dual vs quad core - choosing

31 Jan 2012   #11
JimLewandowski

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
Are you saying quad cores can't match the clock speeds of dual cores? Why not go back to single core with high clock?
Not at all. I was just making a comment that clock speed generally rules (with the aformentioned exceptions. A single processor is prone to lockup (non-yielding loop) so not a good choice even if fast.


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31 Jan 2012   #12
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

I never had a single core processor do that I would not want to run software on a multi-core processor that would take one of the cores out either,
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31 Jan 2012   #13
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sardonicus View Post
Some of the Ivy Bridge chips will sport 4 cores, 8 threads. No mistake, I did say 8 threads.
They'll probably create quite a performance distance between any of the dual-core chips.
Hyperthreading was introduced a while back. Sandy bridge and the generation before it supported 4 cores with 8 threads, Nothing new.
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01 Feb 2012   #14
logicearth

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The new i7-3960X has 12 threads, 6 cores. I won't be surprised to see an i7-39##X with 8 cores. The two cores are already there just disabled.
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01 Feb 2012   #15
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JimLewandowski View Post
Correct, M1GU31. But, is the offset of getting that quad core benefit for video editing/3D worth the slower performance the rest of the time you use your PC?
think of it this way with a quad core you got 4 hands to help out but with a duo core you only got two. Plus my quad is 3.0ghz so its pretty darn fast and when i do models in 3dmax i get no slow downs unlike i would with a duo core around the same clocks, which would be ok but a quad is the sweet spot imo, the other pc i use with duo core is a bit more sluggish then my quad
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