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8/23/12 1:35 PM
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I am doing some long term planning on my next gaming PC and was wondering what the prevailing opinions were on the practicality of a 6 core CPU.

My current computer has the 980X and I've never been able to push it much beyond 15% of its capacity. Given the current top of the line 4 and 6 core processors, does the higher cache memory and extra cores make a practical difference over a 4 core processor with a higher clock speed?
8/23/12 1:57 PM
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I think the 6 core has two more processors.
8/23/12 2:02 PM
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I think you mean two more cores.

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8/23/12 8:44 PM
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I have a 6 core amd 1055t and to be honest I would have rather got a top of the food chain 4 core... None of the games I play or programs use the 6 cores...

I used to have a top of the line 2 core and I did t notice any difference going to 6 ... When I upgraded my video card and especially my hd is when I saw the difference

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8/26/12 6:20 AM
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8/27/12 10:35 AM
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It depends on the processors themselves. The Intel sandy bridge processors are technically quad cores, as I recall, but they kick the shit out of high end AMDs which have eight cores. So there is no simple answer. It depends on the chip.
8/27/12 4:05 PM
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Gerbacio -  I have a 6 core amd 1055t and to be honest I would have rather got a top of the food chain 4 core... None of the games I play or programs use the 6 cores...

I used to have a top of the line 2 core and I did t notice any difference going to 6 ... When I upgraded my video card and especially my hd is when I saw the difference

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This. Current programming doesn't really take advantage. Look at the recent Star Wars game. Had a $150 million budget, but it only ran on two cores by having the .exe run twice
8/28/12 9:45 AM
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It's not really the programming that should be load balancing across the processors, it's the operating system.
9/4/12 7:52 PM
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9/4/12 11:09 PM
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Yueborg - I am doing some long term planning on my next gaming PC and was wondering what the prevailing opinions were on the practicality of a 6 core CPU.

My current computer has the 980X and I've never been able to push it much beyond 15% of its capacity. Given the current top of the line 4 and 6 core processors, does the higher cache memory and extra cores make a practical difference over a 4 core processor with a higher clock speed?

I'm late to this post but it all comes down the applications you'll be using. Unless you seriously video edit or process games I don't think you'll ever take advantage of those cores.

To my knowledge games out there today only use 2 cores and at most 4, it's just how they're programmed and written.
9/5/12 9:37 AM
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9/9/12 5:56 AM
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