Featured Articles

5th Generation Broadwell 14nm family comes in three lines

5th Generation Broadwell 14nm family comes in three lines

Intel's 5th Core processor family, codenamed Broadwell, will launch in three lines for the mobile segment. We are talking about upcoming…

More...
Broadwell Chromebooks coming in late Q1 2015

Broadwell Chromebooks coming in late Q1 2015

Google's Chromebook OS should be updating automatically every six weeks, but Intel doesn't come close with its hardware refresh schedule.

More...
New round of Nexus phone rumour kicks off

New round of Nexus phone rumour kicks off

Rumours involving upcoming Nexus devices are nothing uncommon, but this year there is a fair bit of confusion, especially on the…

More...
Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

As expected and reported earlier, Nvidia has now officially announced its newest Shield device, the new 8-inch Shield Tablet. While the…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Wednesday, 21 November 2007 11:24

Software unable to take advantage of Quad Cores

Written by Fuad Abazovic

ImageImage

On a mainstream PC


A senior Executive at AMD told Fudzilla that they believe that Quad Cores will be overkill for most mainstream applications from now to eternity. They expect that a normal mainstream user won’t really need a Quad Core in the next few years as there is no need for such processing power.

He agrees that you can utilize two cores and put them to good use, but it gets tough with three, four or even eight cores.

If you are doing some encoding and decoding, rendering and video editing you are considered a high-end user and you will certainly put these four cores to good use; but if your machine mainly runs Excel and Word, followed by Media Player and a browser you won’t really need four cores.

This is the real truth, but with such price drops the industry will force you to migrate to Quad Cores, as the chip manufacturers don’t have any other choice. 

Last modified on Friday, 23 November 2007 21:12
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments