Weekend Open Forum: How many cores power your PC?

By Jos ยท 98 replies
Apr 30, 2010
  1. GonchuB

    GonchuB TS Rookie Posts: 19

    that cannot be true
  2. luvhuffer

    luvhuffer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 443

    Intel E8400 Core2Duo @ 4GHz. on air. Funny my machine doesn't act obsolete, but I still have the feel that it's falling behind the newer offerings. The perceived need seems to focus on the faster DDR3 ram as opposed to the extra cores. Wish I knew someone who could let me try a system with more cores. I don't think the demo Dell et al machines at Fry's can give me a feel.
  3. Royalgok

    Royalgok TS Member Posts: 33

    4 cores here (Core i7 920)
  4. kiansien

    kiansien TS Rookie

    AMD PHENOM II 550 BE , unlocked 3rd Core.
  5. jakeshjo1953

    jakeshjo1953 TS Member Posts: 26

    I'm using an Amd 4 core CPU. This is a great machine but I have to admit I don't do half of what this computer can do. I more than likely won't upgrade for a long time. It had been over 5 years since my last Computer which ran the first Amd 64 bit processor at 2 ghz. If it didn't continually keep needing new parts toward it's passing I would still be using it. I build better ones than I own. Lol
  6. shl0791

    shl0791 TS Rookie

    After having upgraded to a q6700, (and pretty much an upgrade every year or so) I have not replaced it yet. I don't see the need for something faster than this. Maybe if octo cores come out, and use maybe 1/8 the power this q6700 needs, I'd upgrade!
  7. cyrusjumpjet

    cyrusjumpjet TS Member Posts: 87

    Core i7 920 at stock...

    and loving it :)
  8. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,380   +168

    I said I have a Phenom II X3 710, but it's worth mentioning that I wasn't successful in unlocking the 4th core, so it's 3 core only.
  9. six cores here. AMD Phenom II X6 1090t
  10. BlindObject

    BlindObject TS Rookie Posts: 412

    Got my e8500 at 4.30ghz. I don't think I can or want to push it any further.
  11. spikester48661

    spikester48661 TS Enthusiast Posts: 101

    AMD athlon 64 x2 3800 at 2.5GHZ working well for me.
  12. Punkid

    Punkid TS Guru Posts: 422   +7

    2 cores 2.40ghz on main desktop
    1 core 3.066ghz with hyperthreading on 2nd desktop
    1 core 208mhz on mob :p
    1 core 333mhz on psp
    1 core 200mhz in dsl modem
    1 core 200mhz in wireless router
  13. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    I sold my Q6700 (4 cores) & was running an E6600 (2 cores) in the meantime. Today I should be upgrading my main system to an Intel i7 860 wich has 4 physical cores (8 logical thanks to HyperThreading).

    My laptop is still running 2 cores.
  14. nichitapavel

    nichitapavel TS Member Posts: 24

    4 cores, but even 4 cores can't beat an SSD!
  15. Core i5 Quad in my rig running @ 3.43GHz, load temps at 58 degrees C, very quick. SuperPi at 1meg test is done in 11.5secs
  16. isamuelson

    isamuelson TS Booster Posts: 100

    Running an AMD Phenom II X3 720 BE edition. Unlocked the 4th core and overclocked it from 2.8ghz to 3.61ghz (multiplier X18).

    As far as increasing performance, only when the program is written to utilize the cores. Otherwise, not for single-threaded applications.
  17. LightHeart

    LightHeart TS Rookie Posts: 155

    Still using Dual Core- Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 at work and the E6400 at home. Everything runs fine, I have no complaints about CPU/Computer performance.
  18. Running Q9550 quad core @stock speed (2,83GHz)

    Will upgrade when Intel release long term platform such LGA775
    Intel keep releasing new platform every year, make me hard to decide what to upgrade
  19. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    Hmm for sometime to come, I think this Yorkfield quad core will deliver decent enough power for what it is worth :)
  20. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 930   +31

    still using old E6300 since 2006. thinking of upgrade to a Q9xxx series but is it worth without upgrading the platform: mobo, ram, graphic, etc. maybe not.
  21. champmanfan

    champmanfan TS Member Posts: 59

    My QX6700 @3.2Ghz (59*C load under Prime95 x64) runs it quite a bit slower at 16 seconds in SuperPi. Wouldn't think 223Mhz would make that much difference but the i5/i7s are very good.
  22. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +51

    Intel E3200 2.4Ghz Duel core...Blew my face off the first time i ran it....Mind i was using an AMD 2200+ for a few years lol
  23. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    i7 940 in LNCorei7
    i7 930 in BeefyArm
    i7 720m in Compe
    All of them at stock speeds - the rest have fewer cores or are slower than these. Slowest machine actually powered up right now is P4 3.0 HT, but that might be inheriting my old E8400 if I can get the mobo functioning properly again. Might be easier to just link here.
  24. arpitibm22

    arpitibm22 TS Rookie

    i too own the same bt do you think amd's wouldbe preferable over an intel's since they used to run hotter i don't trust them :(
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