Tuesday, September 12, 2006

1? 2? or 4?

Do I really need quad core cpu's? probably not.

Do I want quad core cpu's? ooooohhhhh yehhhhh baby.

I know this isn't going to come as a surprise to those of you who have visited my home office (no that isn't a wine cooler-yes it really is a commercial 19" rack full of yuminess) but I'm an IT freak.

I hate working from clients offices because everything is faster and so much more efficient from my home setup.

Needless to say the only reason I haven't considered upgrading from my demigod Abit IC7-Max3's to a Duo Core motherboard is that I'm waiting for the quad core boards to arrive.

Are there any limits to the performance frenzy? Even expert opinions are deeply divided, ranging from "more cores are absolutely necessary" to "why do I need something more than my five-year-old PC system?" Although the Core 2 quad-core processors are not expected to hit retail channels before October, Tom's Hardware Guide had the opportunity to examine several Core 2 Quadro models in the test labs. We would like to make it clear that these samples were not provided by Intel.


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