Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Sun 23rd Jan 2011 21:29 UTC, submitted by fran
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Although the Tegra 2 chip with integrated dual-core processor has recently been released, NVIDIA is already poised to announce its successor at the Mobile World Congress next month. According to Mike Rayfield of NVIDIA, Tegra 3 may incorporate a quad-core processor with main focus of supporting Android smartphones and tablet PCs."
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RE[2]: not new
by Soulbender on Mon 24th Jan 2011 09:32 UTC in reply to "RE: not new"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

You only use more cores if you run more apps at a time


Like what most users do when they run a modern DE?

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RE[3]: not new
by kokara4a on Mon 24th Jan 2011 12:43 in reply to "RE[2]: not new"
kokara4a Member since:
2005-09-16

"You only use more cores if you run more apps at a time


Like what most users do when they run a modern DE?
"

Yes! However, most apps don't really do much most of the time. Usually, what you do is focus on one app, do sth there and expect an immediate answer. It's good to have another core if some other app decides it needs CPU love at the same time but this only helps a little. These days, it's mostly I/O that screws the desktop experience.

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