What software is written for eight processor cores?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by rockout, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. rockout macrumors newbie

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    I'm looking at replacing my ancient G5 tower with a new Mac Pro, and looking at the options, obviously I have to decide between the single CPU quad-core or the 2 CPU "eight-core" solution. Of course, the eight-core model is way more money.

    I would imagine that it's worth it if your software uses those eight cores to their full potential, and here's my question: Does anyone know what software written for the top-of-the-line Mac Pro’s eight processor cores? Can you find a list anywhere online? I am striking out.

    Thanks.
     
  2. tripletaker macrumors member

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    HandBrake. I use it all the time and those 8 cores help a lot. Also I don't quite remember but I think Final Cut Pro used all 8 cores as well. I have a 8-core Mac Pro at work and I put those 8 cores to work by a lot of multi-tasking. I'm not sure of a comprehensive list that's available though.
     
  3. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    More and more applications will take advantage of multiple cores in the future.
     
  4. larkost macrumors 6502a

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    I think you have this all backwards: The purchase of the MacPro should justify itself. If you are going to buy a professional level computer then there should be a solid reason that you are buying that computer and not have to chase after a reason.

    People who work on Photoshop all day would be an example of where this makes sense: if you can do twice as many edits a day then the investment in the computer pays itself off rather quickly.

    But if you are just using this at home: get an iMac and use the money you save to go off on a vacation, you will be happier with your decisions.
     

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