How many cores power your primary machine?


How many cores power your PRIMARY machine?

  1. 1 core

    5 vote(s)
  2. 2 core

    41 vote(s)
  3. 3 core

    7 vote(s)
  4. 4 core

    117 vote(s)
  5. 6 core

    23 vote(s)
  6. 8 core

    26 vote(s)
  7. 12 core

    8 vote(s)
By LNCPapa ยท 106 replies
Sep 26, 2011
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  1. Scodd

    Scodd TS Booster Posts: 47   +7

    That is true.
  2. margaret

    margaret TS Rookie

    1 cores....
  3. Jfin

    Jfin TS Rookie

    AMD Phenom II X6 1055T / 2.8 GHz O/C to 4GHZ
  4. T77

    T77 TS Enthusiast Posts: 300   +6

    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 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.
  5. Zeutrinox

    Zeutrinox TS Rookie Posts: 32

    Primary is 4-core, secondary 2-core.
  6. phillipnolan

    phillipnolan TS Member

    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.
  7. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TS Addict Posts: 609   +109

    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.
  8. TechGamer

    TechGamer TS Guru Posts: 370   +40

    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..
  9. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Evangelist Posts: 576   +186

    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.
  10. ETF Soldier

    ETF Soldier TS Evangelist Posts: 463   +136

    Where do you get a 12 core? I'd like to see this
  11. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,730   +3,703

    I'm sure you are already aware, you get 12+ cores with dual or quad socket motherboards.
  12. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Evangelist Posts: 576   +186

    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.
  13. TechGamer

    TechGamer TS Guru Posts: 370   +40

    Update my old single core pentium 4 gone welcome home i5-3570k add me to the quad cores
  14. syong422

    syong422 TS Rookie

    Running 3960x with stock speed.
  15. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,377   +286

    4770k here
  16. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Evangelist Posts: 576   +186

    Guess I should update now, I have gone backwards, running 1 core (2 thread) atm, but at 5.0ghz :)
  17. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,476   +126

    Couple of 1 core
    Couple of 2 core
    Lots of 4 core..
  18. Larsenex

    Larsenex TS Enthusiast Posts: 74

    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.
  19. Boilerhog146

    Boilerhog146 TS Guru Posts: 341   +98

    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..
  20. Darren01

    Darren01 TS Rookie

    This is a interesting subject,hope more people could join iit
  21. Boilerhog146

    Boilerhog146 TS Guru Posts: 341   +98

    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.
  22. Islander

    Islander TS Enthusiast Posts: 36

    Reported 2, but in a couple of months will be on a new build with 4.

  23. DJMIKE25

    DJMIKE25 TS Addict Posts: 174   +68

    Primary AMD FX-8350 only a small O/C to 4.5ghz

    Work machine - Intel core I7 - 4770k
  24. milostuvic

    milostuvic TS Rookie Posts: 23

    I run a 2 core intel i3 2120.
  25. hereiam2005

    hereiam2005 TS Rookie

    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.
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2013

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