the hardware is getting too far ahead of the software. How many software out there will take up all those cores? When the time comes that most to all software will support it, we can then think about it.
1 core to constantly check updates and that your OS license is valid...
1 core to check that you're not playing unlicensed music....
1 core to check that you're not watching pirated DVDs....
1 core that OCR's the screen to make sure you're not reading copyrighted text...
1 core to run on-demand apps of the RIAA/MPAA's choosing...
1 core to make sure the other cores are actually running their DRM checks...
Yeah... I'd say that 90% of the market is going to need 12 core systems before too long. We'll also need about 100Gb of bandwidth, since installing anything locally will be verboten.
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
most people could get along just fine with a speedy dual core...
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My quad's run good, so does the triple.
I have the dual running the new Ubuntu Beta (it's cool by the way) and it runs fine.
I don't know how long it will take software to catch up with the PC muscle we already have, but it will happen.
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The high core count chips are really best suited to the enterprise/HPC market. Home users really have no need for anything past a quad core now'a'days (says the guy with the 6 core $999 chip in his rig).
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I still am runing 2 cores, and there is nothing I have found that my system won't run exceptionally well.(The 8 gigs of ram help though)
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3vi1:Yeah... I'd say that 90% of the market is going to need 12 core systems before too long. We'll also need about 100Gb of bandwidth, since installing anything locally will be verboten.
Na The RIAA/MPAA will be telling congress soon that internet speeds over DSL are enabling pirates so we will all be throttled.
Screw more cores and faster speeds. How about better memory handling and better power saving features first AMD?
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