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Thread: mmmm.. dual core w/ hyperthread = 4 processors

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    Quote Originally Posted by CapitaineFritz
    There was a recent review done by tom's hardware on Athlon 64 X2 VS Pentium D 840 (dual core cpus) showing almost 0 benefits for today's home cpu use. Even in big 3D games.
    Particularly games. For the most part, games aren't multi-threaded, since (except with multi-proc and now multi-core) it had no performance benefit and coding multi-threaded is a pain. This will change as multi-core becomes more widespread. In the meantime, what multi-core is good for is running multiple processor intensive apps simultaniously.

    Not much use in a car though...

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    No, its two processors and 2 psuedo processors

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    Calculate it the way you want... I don't see in which way it could be good for in-car use ?!?

    Are you really gonna burn a DVD, open 18 IE windows, re-calculate your route with your GPS, all while playing Doom 3 at a stoplight ?
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    don't forget running every benchmark/stress test program at the same time (SETI, folding@home, prime95, every version of 3dmark, etc etc)

    (as your car's alternator starts glowing cherry red...)
    But don't take it from me! here's a quote from a real, live newbie:
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