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Old 02-26-2008, 11:51 AM   #131
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Originally Posted by Negative Sun
Here's some news that's on pretty much every tech site now:
Intel making 6-Core 45nm Penryn CPUs!
^ What else can I say but: Ouch!
my problem with more and more cores on a processor is simply this: most software is still single-threaded. without a lot of multithreaded apps out there, adding more and more cores to a CPU isn't going to add a lot of performance. IMHO, the only great thing about the hex-core is the insane amount of L2 and L3 cache. with that much cache on hand, those processors are going to be faster than the current quad-cores.

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