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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 283459 17-Dec-2009 15:09
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grant_k: \
Yeah, my other son was saying that.  He has some game that uses 5 out of 8 cores on his Intel Core i7 CPU!

It surprised me that some games are already using 5 cores.  Apparently, it is more common to use 3 cores as many games have been ported from the Xbox 360 (with a 3-core CPU) to PC.

That doesnt sound right to me. As far as I am aware i7's only have 4 cores, with the i9's said to be 6-cores. The only chip I know that has 8 is the PS3's cell processor.


Hyperthreading on shows 8 'cores' on an i7.

Ah, of course, I completely forgot that hyperthreading is displayed as a second core in task manager. Also, I saw yesterday or the day before that an i7 with 6 cores is to be released in January most likely.

I love the age we live in, unfortunately my wallet isnt a huge fan...

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  Reply # 283461 17-Dec-2009 15:16
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I love the age we live in, unfortunately my wallet isnt a huge fan...

I hear ya.

I still feel that a massively overclocked C2D still owns for gaming.  Bang for Buck wise anyway.  I just hope that i haven't left it too long when comes time to upgrade, please intel let me re-use my aftermarket 775 cooler....

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