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    QOTW: How many cores for your next desktop CPU?

    What do you consider to be the minimum for the next PC build?
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    Re: QOTW: How many cores for your next desktop CPU?

    As I will be staying with Ryzen 7, most likely 8 cores.

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    Re: QOTW: How many cores for your next desktop CPU?

    Well, the 'trend-setters' who generally pass their old stuff off onto me are all gunning for the 6-core 10600 CPUs these days.
    I'm sure there are reasons, beyond being tired of faffing around with overclocking and never actually gaming any more, but those who have them seem positively delighted so far....

    Me, I'm happy with my 8-core 5960X, as it seems to run just fine at 4.6GHz and you need HWInfo to know that it's even awake.
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    Re: QOTW: How many cores for your next desktop CPU?

    Can't see any point in upgrading my OC'd I7-8700K anytime soon. Don't need the extra cores and I'm not into willy waving these days.
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    Re: QOTW: How many cores for your next desktop CPU?

    Keeping my 5820K for a while longer so 6 cores 12 threads. It's a nice compromise; most of my work is AutoCAD so better to have a higher speed than lots of cores I think but they are good for occasional video editing and transcoding. Next investment will probably be a couple of 2TB SSDs to replace HDD rather than a new CPU.

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    Re: QOTW: How many cores for your next desktop CPU?

    i doubt I 'll buy another desktop.
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    Re: QOTW: How many cores for your next desktop CPU?

    I'm on a 1600AF at the mo, so have 6, and came from an i7 with 4, where I go next, no idea, given my i7 was a 3rd gen that I'd had for, well, when did they come out?
    Given CPU's used to be about the Mhz, then at a point it was about cores, by the time I upgrade again it might not even be about cores anymore but more about efficiency or something else...

    Failing that, if my B450M does get Zen3 support then when I can get a decent CPU for a decent price, and actually need it, I might get something else, Ryzen 9 would last a while..
    But then we also have new GPU's coming soon, and that's probably the next upgrade for me i reckon..

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    Re: QOTW: How many cores for your next desktop CPU?

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen999 View Post
    i doubt I 'll buy another desktpp.
    You going with one of those Ikea kitchen counter type deals then?
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    Re: QOTW: How many cores for your next desktop CPU?

    I'm on a Ryzen 5 1600X at the moment. I'll probably move from a 6 core to an 8 core processor in the future. Just as long as the clock speed is the same or greater than a future 6 core. Probably stick with AMD as well as Intel just is too hot and draws too much power in their current CPU's.

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    Re: QOTW: How many cores for your next desktop CPU?

    Minimum of 16c/32t.. but then I'm not using my pc primarily for gaming.

    I'd maybe push to 32c/64t if the overall tdp/power draw on threadripper and extra cost of the motherboards comes down with the next version. While I do like the idea of more cores, there's a point where, at least for me, that the cost of running the system outweigh the benefits.

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    Re: QOTW: How many cores for your next desktop CPU?

    My brain runs on just the one core; if the games get too many cores for the AI opponents to run on I will lose even more. My next computer had better use any extra cores it gets for bling and not for defeating me, or else... mwahahaha!

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    Re: QOTW: How many cores for your next desktop CPU?

    I've jus... well almost built my new machine so the answer is 12 cores/24 threads (it's up and running I'm just waiting on a more permanent PSU, a back order, a couple of exhaust fans and dust filter before I do a small 92mm sized case mod for a new CPU inlet).

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    Re: QOTW: How many cores for your next desktop CPU?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spreadie View Post
    You going with one of those Ikea kitchen counter type deals then?
    I'm currently in the middle of getting rid of most of my old desktops/towers (keeping one for legacy stuff) and will probably manage with a Dell laptop, MS Surface Pro (which I'm currently using), and a phone. That should do everything I need, and frees up a lot of space. i.e. two spare rooms. In order to buy another desktop, I'd need to have something I really wanted to do, that required it. After some 30 years off a home full of PCs, it'll be nice for them not to domminate. Makes it easier to sell the house, too, if it doesn't look like a PC showroom.
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    Re: QOTW: How many cores for your next desktop CPU?

    As the next gen consoles are going to be 8c/16t I will probably end up with 12 to 16 cores as I tend to keep my main desktop for years without upgrading the board CPU and RAM.

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    Re: QOTW: How many cores for your next desktop CPU?

    8c/16t minimum to line up with the new consoles.
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    Re: QOTW: How many cores for your next desktop CPU?

    Quote Originally Posted by Terbinator View Post
    8c/16t minimum to line up with the new consoles.
    I agree but if the exploitative GPU pricing we've seen in recent years particularly with Turing doesn't substantially improve (please take note reviewers) then I see no reason to build a new PC for years if ever.

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