Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 19th Sep 2010 20:32 UTC, submitted by sawboss
Intel On a Windows Vista or Vindows 7 disk, all versions of the operating system are present, from Starter to Ultimate, and everything in between. So, if you want too upgrade to a more capable version of Windows down the road, all you need to do is pop the Windows disk in, let Windows Anytime Upgrade do its thing, and you're done. It seems like Intel is experimenting with a similar technology... For its processors.
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RE: Who cares
by Morgan on Mon 20th Sep 2010 02:05 UTC in reply to "Who cares"
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I'd prefer the opposite myself: a 1.8GHz dual core system tends to feel faster than a 2.8GHz single core, and will run cooler too. That's based on my own experience of course. Certainly, tasks like video encoding -- which a lot of people who own iPods and other such devices do daily -- benefit much more from multiple cores than from astronomical speed ratings.

Of course, I've always been of the opinion that parallelization is the future of high speed computing. One day we'll have a commodity priced 16-core single CPU at 1GHz per core that will outperform the fastest hexacore system available today, with much less power draw.

Edit: Sorry ozonehole, I didn't see your post about 16-core chips, I just pulled that number out of my head. I like your thoughts regarding ARM taking over. ;)

Edited 2010-09-20 02:08 UTC

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