DigiLloyd is testing his 6 core now

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  1. jrko macrumors regular

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  3. johnnymg macrumors 65816

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    He's tweeting the test results real-time.

    Edit: The 3.2 Quad (dowdy sister to the hex) might be looking like a good solid mate for the long run. The Hex for a fling and the 3.2 Quad for a marriage? :p

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  4. jrko thread starter macrumors regular

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    So far the 6 core is about 10% faster than last years 4 core of the same speed. Is that bad?

    That doesn't seem like much for a new machine. How much was the old 3.33 quad core compared to the new 6 core?

    He's using 3 8gb ram stix
     
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    I doubt he would waste his time on it.
     
  6. keewe macrumors member

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    10% in more or less singlethreaded apps is actually pretty good for a CPU update like this (no complete new architecture). 6 core will beat (in a very significant way) the quad only in multithreaded apps such as 3d render apps.
     
  7. jrko thread starter macrumors regular

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    So software restricted?

    This i don't get about multiple core multiple processor machines - If i am running Lightroom, CS3, a video rip using handbreak, watching a film, surfing the web and emailing all at the same time (I like my machine to do all things at once) will the OS put each program on a different core and/or processor? Can you make a program run on each core? How does it do this efficiently?

    I know, LOADS of questions :D
     
  8. Giuly macrumors 68040

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    Have a look at the threads column. All those threads get spread across the cores.
     
  9. sboerup macrumors 6502

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    jrko, the difference is that software has not been written to specifically use multiple cores . . . your OS will spread the load between multiple apps at the same time, but if you have some heavy processing (ie: video applications), and it's written to use multiple cores, it will dramatically speed up the processing time.
     

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