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Re: Multi-core processors

From: Erik Wikström <erik-wikstrom@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 21:45:14 +0200

Danial Thom wrote:

the problem with technical analysis is that a
case can be made for or against any product
depending on what tests you do, and most sites,
like most techies, are anti-intel-biased. The
comment at the end of the article is a perfect
example: they blantently ignore the possibility
that you might, just might, be doing 2 or more
things at once on your desktop. With multi-core,
the benchmarks have to be multi-tasked not just
multi-threaded. I don't only want to know how
fast application A is on single and dual core,
but also how fast it is when application B is
also hammering away.

I choose the article because they actually did some multitasking tests where a noticable difference could be seen. However one should keep in mind while reading the article that they are mostly interested in tests which represents the usage of a normal Windows or gamer. And for those people gaming performance is what counts, and games does not yet benefit from multicore.

For servers things are different and a good admin will
know if multicore will be beneficial for him or not.
However multicore is the future right now so more and
more applications will be multithreaded which means that
multicore will be beneficial for almost everyone soon,
but maybe not just this year.

Erik Wikström

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