Are multi-core processors actually usefull ?

  • joebert
  • Fart Bubbles
  • Genius
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 13504
  • Loc: Florida

Post 3+ Months Ago

It seems like unless you have a ridiculous amount of RAM in a system, or frequently read/write from multiple HDD/CD/DVD devices simultaneously, that multiple cores would do little more than create more work in the form of maintaining which core is doing what.

What good are multi-core processors ?
  • spork
  • Brewmaster
  • Silver Member
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 6254
  • Loc: Seattle, WA

Post 3+ Months Ago

Multi-core_(computing)

Great, now I'm going to end up spending the rest of my afternoon reading about this. Thanks a lot, Wikipedia.
  • seekermeister
  • Graduate
  • Graduate
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 141

Post 3+ Months Ago

I have an X2, and for the most part find very little difference in performance over my old 3500+. It does speed up the OS functions some, and if you multi-task alot, I understand that it will help there also, If a program is specifically programmed for mutl-cores, they can benefit, but otherwise save your money. I know that there are quad cores that are coming out soon, but unless something changes, I'll stick with what I have.
  • Merlyn
  • Guru
  • Guru
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 1143
  • Loc: Oregon

Post 3+ Months Ago

I know that between my old 2.8ghz P4 and my Core 2 Duo, switching back and forth between gaming and using Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator simultaneously is a lot quicker and more responsive.
  • deathblade
  • Proficient
  • Proficient
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 419
  • Loc: u.k

Post 3+ Months Ago

i was readin abotu intel vs amd in the duel cores on found this

Quote:
After reading the round-by-round account of our dual-core desktop CPU prizefight, it should come as no shock that AMD's Athlon 64 X2 chips are the runaway victors here, laying out the Intel Pentium D and Pentium Extreme Edition 840 chips pins up. If we had to call out one chip, AMD's Athlon 64 X2 4400+ is an outstanding bargain given the competition, but as our results show, any AMD dual-core CPU will serve you better than its similarly priced Intel equivalent.


looks like amd wins this round :P

http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-10442_7-6389077-9.html?tag=lnav

Post Information

  • Total Posts in this topic: 5 posts
  • Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests
  • You cannot post new topics in this forum
  • You cannot reply to topics in this forum
  • You cannot edit your posts in this forum
  • You cannot delete your posts in this forum
  • You cannot post attachments in this forum
 
 

© 1998-2014. Ozzu® is a registered trademark of Unmelted, LLC.