Thursday October 27, 2005
"The more things change the more they stay the same".....is an expression I've heard.
Dual cores are the main stay of CPUs today. Things change very quickly in computing. Think of the millions of programmers who must be working on new programs as we speak/write.
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In my research to get a new custom desktop, I have noticed that some of the Core 2 Duo processors (E8400 and up it seems) seem to run faster than some of the Quads currently because of the fact that most of the software out there is optimized for 2 cores. My question is when might the switch happen where the majority of the new software coming out is optimized for 4 cores? Have any predictions been made on this? I'm thinking of sticking with my choice of going with a Q9450 because of the potential future-proofing aspect of it, but if the software switch still won't be happening for a good period of time (2 or more + years), then I might go with a E8000 series to tide me over.
Any word on this matter?