Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Sep 2006 23:14 UTC
Intel Quad-core processors are only the beginning of what a revitalized Intel has to offer, the company's top executives said here Sept. 26. The chip maker will deliver in November its first quad-core processors - chips that incorporate four processors each - for both desktops and servers, said CEO Paul Otellini here, in an opening keynote speech at the Intel Developer Forum. The quad-core chips themselves will offer up to 70 percent greater performance in desktops and 50 percent in servers.
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improvements ?
by kevinlb on Wed 27th Sep 2006 11:02 UTC
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You win something with X cores if you run at least X-1 heavy applications, so your system will still be responsive. But in today use, for most users 1 core was sufficient, for geek, dual core was useful (ripping a dvd while playing a game) and for anybody that need a very responsive system. But now, 4, and more then, for not specific usage, it's a waste of CPU and nothing else. It will be useful for servers.

(This comment consider that most applications are not efficiently threaded)

Edited 2006-09-27 11:03

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