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How many cores power your primary machine?

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How many cores power your PRIMARY machine?

  1. 1 core

    5 vote(s)
    2.2%
  2. 2 core

    41 vote(s)
    18.1%
  3. 3 core

    7 vote(s)
    3.1%
  4. 4 core

    117 vote(s)
    51.5%
  5. 6 core

    23 vote(s)
    10.1%
  6. 8 core

    26 vote(s)
    11.5%
  7. 12 core

    8 vote(s)
    3.5%
By LNCPapa
Sep 26, 2011
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  1. I know we had a thread on this in April of last year but what I really want is a poll so I can quickly see the numbers. What I'm trying to see is how many people are running 3 core machines and how many people have 6 core procs. Keep in mind I want to know actually cores, not the number of simultaneous threads you can run. Also, if you're using a multiprocessor machine please add up your cores. Also, if you have a triple core machine but it's not your primary I would appreciate it if you would post so in the thread.
     
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,687   +394

    Work related question or just curiosity? :)

    I run 2 cores now in almost everything I physically use. I have a single core system that runs and does stuff for me nearly 24/7, but I almost never sit in front of it.
     
  3. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    My (backup, but currently) main rig runs a quad core Intel Q6600 at stock speeds.

    My primary computer uses a AMD Phenom 1055T, but is currently out of commission due to a CPU problem.
     
  4. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 823

    Primary rig runs a Phenom 1100T with 6 cores, backup is a quad.
     
  5. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    I'm running a Phenom II X3 720. Have so far resisted the temptation to unlock the fourth core using ACC. :)
     
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,916   +345

    My primary PC uses four cores, an Intel Core i7 2600K. I have eight other older PCs that variously use a single, duo or quad core (3 singles, 2 duos and 3 quads). No threes or sixes yet.
     
  7. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,533   +48

    Primary runs a duel (E3200). The only reason i have it is because it was super cheap...and i don't game that much so it rarely lags.
     
  8. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Topic Starter Posts: 4,197   +420

    This is a personal education question. I have this idea...hunch and I'm hoping to use the TS community to confirm (enough to satisfy me anyway) or debunk that hunch.
     
  9. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,243   +218

    My system is 2 core, fathers system at work is 12 ..... said I can have it in 5 years! :p So I am waiting ..... >.> il "soon" have it... and when i do it will be obsolete hah ...
     
  10. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Posts: 460

    12 cores. Cool. But by 5 years I am guessing 12 cores will be the average CPU amount of cores.
     
  11. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Posts: 536   +21

    I have a Phenon II 555 DualCore but I'm running it as "unleashed mode" so I run it as a QuadCore :D
     
  12. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 823

    Had the Phenom 1100T when I first voted but am now on the FX8120 so now it's eight. Has there been enough of a response to answer your question LNCPapa?
     
  13. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Topic Starter Posts: 4,197   +420

    Honestly... not really. There have only been a total of 25 responses to the poll - not exactly a big enough pool.
     
  14. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 823

    I'm a bit surprised at the lack of response to polls; I think they're fun and it seems like a good way to generate some interesting dialogue.
     
  15. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,533   +48

    I suppose you can't excuse the fact that threads get buried here pretty quickly. Although 25 is still quite surprising.
     
  16. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 729

    3 cores for me. I'll need a significantly more powerful system before next year though. My secondary system (which is currently down with HDD problems) is dual core.
     
  17. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,687   +394

    I could edit the poll to give you more responses :)
     
  18. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,218   +157


    Ditto
     
  19. AnonymousSurfer

    AnonymousSurfer TS Guru Posts: 444   +32

    AMD Phenom 1055T 6 Core x 3.2Ghz
     
  20. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,204   +2,638

    My main rig is 4 core.

    • 4 core:
      • Core i7 2600K 3.4GHz
      • Core2 Quad Q9400 2.66GHz
    • 2 core:
      • Core i3 2100 3.1GHz
      • Celeron Dual-Core E1200 1.6GHz
      • Pentium D 820 2.8GHz
     
  21. Lapse

    Lapse TS Rookie

    Have a the Phenom 1100T
     
  22. Bickymac

    Bickymac TS Rookie

    Primary rig is 6 core; phenom ll x6 1090T black edition, soon to be upgraded to 8120FX.
     
  23. magaman598

    magaman598 TS Booster Posts: 188

    Primary is Phenom 2 X4 940
     
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  24. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    I dropped in and saw this and thoughed I would replied since I have three computers with 4 cores and am considering building one with 6.
     
  25. bwchato

    bwchato TS Rookie

    i use a 3.7ghz AMD quad core.at this point in time i'm happy that it runs
     

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