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    QOTW: How many cores/threads does your desktop CPU have?

    And do you consider the core count sufficient for your workload?
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    Re: QOTW: How many cores/threads does your desktop CPU have?

    I currently have 4 cores and 8 threads. Which is more than sufficient in my opinion. Will it be in 2 years time when 'mainstream' core and thread count finally resumes it's climb, who knows?
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    8C/16T and it's more than enough. Nothing I've done in the last 5 years taxes it EXCEPT my s db, and even then I'm constrained by the storage IOs not CPU performance.
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    Re: QOTW: How many cores/threads does your desktop CPU have?

    I've been on 4 cores/8 threads for a few years now, mainly because I (like a lot of people I suspect) haven't been able to afford to go higher and this has caused a situation where developers didn't feel the need to develop for such a minority user base and so people didn't want to go for more cores as they wouldn't be used properly (standfast the creative media types who have been benefitting from more cores for a while now). Hopefully with AMD having high core cpus at a elatively low price more people will adopt them and developers will see a greater market for more highly threaded aplications.

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    6C/12T Old Xeon X5650, currently sufficient, waiting to see what happens to Zen arch at the next spin, that will decide whether I'm going back to AMD or getting an Intel chip next.

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    Re: QOTW: How many cores/threads does your desktop CPU have?

    bah, threads and multicores, you kids don't know how good you have it nowadays. back in my day we only had 4 cores and hyperthreading was a fantasy pipe dream.

    still rockin' a 4 core Phenom II 920 from 2009 with DDR2 (remember that ) memory running at a whopping 800mhz.

    coupled with a 750ti it still plays everything up to witcher 3 on high settings. why upgrade to anything newer? this still works and you cant even tell the SSD is only running at sata2 speeds.

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    Re: QOTW: How many cores/threads does your desktop CPU have?

    Four cores & Eight threads

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    Re: QOTW: How many cores/threads does your desktop CPU have?

    4c/8t

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    Re: QOTW: How many cores/threads does your desktop CPU have?

    4c/8t (Desktop), 2c/4t (Notebook)

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    Re: QOTW: How many cores/threads does your desktop CPU have?

    8c/8t. I bought an 8320 expressly for running a bunch of VMs, and it's become my main desktop machine.

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    Re: QOTW: How many cores/threads does your desktop CPU have?

    4C/8T(IB) in desktop one and 4C/4T(Llano) in desktop two.

    For my current gaming and workloads yes its enough but I am hitting single performance bottlenecks in some games - but we will need to see in a few years time though.

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    If you want to see what some of my friends currently have:

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    Re: QOTW: How many cores/threads does your desktop CPU have?

    Quote Originally Posted by stevie lee View Post
    bah, threads and multicores, you kids don't know how good you have it nowadays. back in my day we only had 4 cores and hyperthreading was a fantasy pipe dream.

    still rockin' a 4 core Phenom II 920 from 2009 with DDR2 (remember that ) memory running at a whopping 800mhz.

    coupled with a 750ti it still plays everything up to witcher 3 on high settings. why upgrade to anything newer? this still works and you cant even tell the SSD is only running at sata2 speeds.
    Exactly my thoughts! I'm on a Core 2 Quad 6600, no hyperthreading but it sill does the job!

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    Re: QOTW: How many cores/threads does your desktop CPU have?

    4 core 8 threads but it is a 5 year old cpu, even though it still work nicely, I like a "refresh" in the next months.

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    Re: QOTW: How many cores/threads does your desktop CPU have?

    4k/8t.

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    Re: QOTW: How many cores/threads does your desktop CPU have?

    Quote Originally Posted by stevie lee View Post
    bah, threads and multicores, you kids don't know how good you have it nowadays. back in my day we only had 4 cores and hyperthreading was a fantasy pipe dream.

    still rockin' a 4 core Phenom II 920 from 2009 with DDR2 (remember that ) memory running at a whopping 800mhz.

    coupled with a 750ti it still plays everything up to witcher 3 on high settings. why upgrade to anything newer? this still works and you cant even tell the SSD is only running at sata2 speeds.
    Bah! I'm old enough to remember single-core processors, and if you wanted to do speed up floating-point workloads, you had to but an additional 'maths co-processor'

    These days I'm using a 4c/4t 3570K...

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    Re: QOTW: How many cores/threads does your desktop CPU have?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrJim View Post
    Bah! I'm old enough to remember single-core processors, and if you wanted to do speed up floating-point workloads, you had to but an additional 'maths co-processor'

    These days I'm using a 4c/4t 3570K...
    Forget all that fancy 3D acceleration too - I can still remember when having a graphics accelerator of any type was a big deal!!


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