That is true.
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T / 2.8 GHz O/C to 4GHZ
Well, quad cores do offer significant advantage over a single or dual core machine, especially in gaming and video conversion.
You can have a look at this article http://www.techspot.com/review/615-far-cry-3-performance/page6.html. It clearly mentions that modern games can take full advantage of multiple threads and cores.
Even when using video conversion applications, the more cores and threads you have the better. There aren't a lot of choices out there that would utilize the gpu cores( everyday home use apps). Badaboom was one, but it's no longer available for purchase.
But, I do agree that a hexa-core or above may not be of much use for home PCs. In fact having more ram is useful.
Primary is 4-core, secondary 2-core.
Sorry pcnerd -- you couldn't be more wrong. In my experience, those running dual core machines are experiencing significant delays in simple browser operations. If you are running AV and trying to access a secure site with java scripting you might as well give up -- both cores will be maxed while you wait for the page to load.
Faster is always better. Someone once said the no one would ever need more than 64k of ram as well.
I have quad core for my primary work and home computer.
My primary runs 4 cores with the AMD Phenom II X 555 BE. I unlocked the dual core into four making it an X4 series. Now running @ 3.80Ghz from 3.2 Ghz default clock.
Patheticly I still run a single core until now it seems more then enough cause I do console gaming but after my exams I will be buying a gaming rig to start my computer gaming experience..
I did 2 cores since my aging work station's(precision 670) technically only running two 3.8ghz Xeons (each 1 core 2 thread), but I have the ability to run the early Paxville dual cores,and I have them already and have run them every once in awhile, but since there netburst based running at 2.8ghz is kinda a downside for them, really wish intel would have invested a bit more time and made the DP Xeons of this era at least 3.2ghz. I am currently gaming a lot so I went back to the higher clocked dual cores since I get much better gaming results since most games except the newer ones only really use 2 cores, the few games I play with quad core ( or more) support actually play quit well on the two dual core setup, can't wait for more games to really use the quad core well, then I can throw my paxville's back in here and hopefully get another year or two out of this thing.
Where do you get a 12 core? I'd like to see this
I'm sure you are already aware, you get 12+ cores with dual or quad socket motherboards.
Amd opteron 627x and 637x are all 16 core single Chips, so you can have 32 cores if you wish on a dual socket mobo. and there's also amd opterons on the 12 core end of things, for intel you gotta have more then 1 cpu to get to 12 actual cores but getting to 12 logical cores is pretty easy.
Update my old single core pentium 4 gone welcome home i5-3570k add me to the quad cores
Running 3960x with stock speed.
Guess I should update now, I have gone backwards, running 1 core (2 thread) atm, but at 5.0ghz
Couple of 1 core
Couple of 2 core
Lots of 4 core..
I3570K, 4 cores, OC'd to 4.2, air cooled.
I (may) move up to an I7 for the 8 threads but this is really not necessary.
Just upgraded from a C2 Quad to a 6 core 3930k.and I also have several other quads some dual and some singles, I'm not listing all uless its very important..
This is a interesting subject,hope more people could join iit
OH..I just built the ol-lady a new rig,aswell, up from her C2D e7200 ,now a 3570k;so my first rig AMDK6 266/300, ...a 1gig P3, 3.0E P4, 2x single core 3.6Gig P4's,,5 dualcores PD840EE,PD935,C2DE7200,E8500,X6800,4 Quads, C2QX9770,QX6850,Q9450,i5 3570k, and my 3930k 6 core.. .
The PD 840 Extreme Edition, Btw, was essentially my first quadcore as it was a dual core with hyper threading,showed 4 threads running, the first quad core ,in my book..and I still have all of my hardware stored around here somewhere.
Reported 2, but in a couple of months will be on a new build with 4.
Primary AMD FX-8350 only a small O/C to 4.5ghz
Work machine - Intel core I7 - 4770k
I run a 2 core intel i3 2120.
Primary: Windows Server 2012 Datacenter on dual Xeon E5649 workstation. 12 cores.
Work machines: 1x core i7 920 - 4 cores, 1x Xeon E5420 - 4 cores, 1x core i7 3930 - 6 cores.
Cluster: Centos on 16x Xeon X3350 4 cores each plus 8x dual E5620, 8 cores each. Total? 128 cores.
Just need massive amount of cores and ram for computational physics.