Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Sep 2006 18:01 UTC
Intel Intel's first quad-core processor 'Kentsfield' has found its way into the Tom's Hardware test lab. Weeks before Intel will provide evaluation processors to the press, Tom's Hardware was able to obtain a qualification sample: The chip was sent through the test parcours, showing impressive performance.
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MS licenses and multicore CPUs
by DonQ on Sun 10th Sep 2006 21:29 UTC
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These quadcores will be interesting chips for MS [small] servers. Microsoft counts physical processors for its licensing, thereby (for example) one quadcore CPU needs only single processor license for SQL server... Not bad performance-vise ;)

At my work I'm fully satisfied with dualcore AMD, currently no need for quadcores (unless I needed to do some vide conversion in background). More and faster HDDs would be sufficient ;)

Edited 2006-09-10 21:29

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