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Are there any new processors that are faster than Core I7 processors

Q: Are there any new processors that are faster than Core I7 processors

Why the strangeqe question?

you see I have a Dell XPS 15z laptop with a core i7 processor, 8 Giga RAM running Windows 7 Premium and I also have an HP desktop with a core two duo processor, 3 Gigs of ram running Windows 7 Professional but surprizingly the desktop runs faster than the laptop when I give them both tthe same task on Photoshop CS6 ( a processor heavy application). I feel that I have been cheated into buying the Dell laptop which at the time of purchase was expensive in the is country.

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A: Are there any new processors that are faster than Core I7 processors

Does it use 100% cpu for a long time? (so cpu is the bottleneck)
Is it a multithreaded application, so are tasks split in many subtasks and use different cores?

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A:Core #0 60°C hotter than the other 3 cores

Can you open up task manager and screenshot what the performance tab states after about a minute?

That will show us the CPU usage on a per-core basis and could help identify the cause.

Secondly, the corsair C50 cooler doesn't really ring a bell. Are you sure it isn't the H50?
 

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Hello,

Nowadays most of the PCs have a multi-core CPU with a clock speed in GHZ. My question is about that clock speed and the cores.
For example consider a CPU which has a 2 actual cores and 2 virtual cores (e.g., Intel core i3) and the computer system properties shows the 3.0 GHz as clock cycle speed.

1- Does that (say) 3.0 GHz show the clock speed of each core (from that core i3 CPU so that totally speed will be 4*3.0 GHZ = 12.0 GHZ!?) or that 3.0 GHZ is the entire speed of all cores?

2- Do the virtual cores have the identical effect as the actual cores in performance!?

And as well as I have a question about ROM .
Do ROMs anymore exist in current new PCes?

Thanks.
 

A:Multi core CPUs

abbasi said:





Hello,

Nowadays most of the PCs have a multi-core CPU with a clock speed in GHZ. My question is about that clock speed and the cores.
For example consider a CPU which has a 2 actual cores and 2 virtual cores (e.g., Intel core i3) and the computer system properties shows the 3.0 GHz as clock cycle speed.

1- Does that (say) 3.0 GHz show the clock speed of each core (from that core i3 CPU so that totally speed will be 4*3.0 GHZ = 12.0 GHZ!?) or that 3.0 GHZ is the entire speed of all cores?

2- Do the virtual cores have the identical effect as the actual cores in performance!?

And as well as I have a question about ROM .
Do ROMs anymore exist in current new PCes?

Thanks.Click to expand...

Well yes each "Core" including virtual's (Normally the hyperthreaded ones famous on Intel CPU's now) will show up with the same clock speed base as the real cores. Windows specifically views a processor that contains 2 cores and 4 threads (IE an i3 on desktop for instance) as a quad core processor in the processor hardware area.

Do the virtual cores have the same effects as a physical core in performance? No, the virtual cores are not as good as a real core. So for instance having the same processor spec to spec wise with 4 cores versus one with 2 cores and 4 threads the 4 cores would win out in overall performance. Hyper threaded or virtual cores do help but they are not as good as the real deal.
 

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Many systems even if the processor is not unlocked, can still be overclocked by increasing the system bus frequency. Changing this frequency effects everything in the system, which can cause system instability with anything.
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A:Dual core processor problem

Check your power profile settings in windows.
 

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The CPU will bottleneck the GPU either way. You wont be able to play C3 on high settings, maybe not even medium. C3 is one of the most demanding games out right now.
 

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Newegg
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A:Overclocking core i5 3450

Yes, that much of an overclock should not bring any major heat problems.

It's going to be a challenge without an unlocked chip, but you should be able to do it with. Happy overclocking :d

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A:Core i7-3770k temps high after installing Hyper 212 Evo?

What voltage are you using? Stock voltage is usually way too high, try undervolting as much as you can without getting BSODs and you should see temps drop. But at the moment they don't look too excessive.
 

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A:Motherboard for Core 2 processors and 16GB of RAM

Well, to answer you're first question, yes, that motherboard supports that type of RAM.

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A:Hot Core i7-920 on high load: faulty CPU or fan?

Whoops!
I think I have made a mess trying to paste the 2 HardWare Monitor data images. Could some one tell me on how to put an image in my post as I kept getting error message that my post was too long!
 

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The real question is which RAM modules the motherboard supports. The question can not be answered simply by the processor specifications. It's the motherboard that dictates which memory modules can be used.
 

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Thanks in advance
 

A:Core i5-2400 vs i5-3450

I haven't compared performances but they should be comparable in performance. They i5-3450 is a die shrink and would consume less power. There is also better integrated graphics compared to the i5-2400.
 

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http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=uk&lc=en&dlc=en&docname=c02839589#N168.

I doubt it will, but I would like some input on it. Thanks!
 

A:Is my Core i7 2600s bottlenecking my HD 7950?

I hope you have at least a 500W power supply. If not you will need one for that card. As for the CPU, I think you will be fine with the i7-2600S. My only other concern would be, if you have clearance in that HP case for the HD 7950.

Radeon HD 7950




500W (or greater) power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connectors recommendedClick to expand...


 

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Can win 7 or 8 64 bit or something have an effect?
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A:Does the Core i5-3330 have 2 or 4 cores?

It should be 4 cores and 4 threads. Go into your BIOS and make sure you haven't disabled any of the cores.
 

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A:Core i7-3820 or i7-3930k for 680 GTX SLI?

At 1920x1080 I think you'll have no issues running almost any game out with either CPU and SLI 680s @ vysnc - even if you decide to run with a 120hz monitor. Only with games such as MMOs where you are typically CPU bound anyway will you see issues... or Metro 2033 & AvP.

I see you're looking for a lot of input on this - http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=370635
 

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Any help would be great, I have found reviews and guides but they dont make much sense. Sorry for bad english this is written on my phone.
 

A:Core i7-860 CPU overclocking

Saw this one my phone, be home in twenty minutes. Shouldn't be hard to oc.
 

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core i7 980x
x58-ud7

I also when I get into bios same thing no drop
latest bios and default setup
 

A:Core speed or multiplier don't drop in idle

Hmm; I'm sure these are the FIXED ratings of the chip, not the ACTIVE usage.
The Win/7 Task Manager->Performance->Resource Monitor clearly shows active usage.
 

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A:Core i5-3570k HD 4000 graphics

Where are you going to purchase your parts from? Are you any where near a Micro Center? What power supply are you considering? Will you be overclocking? Windows 7 64 will more than suffice; I run it. I have that very same cpu in my new build.

What is your budget?
 

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A:Shifting core files big problem

If you head into the Administrative Tools in Control Panel you can create a partition by shrinking your existing C: partition by the amount of space you want to use for a second one.

There is absolutely no need to re-install Windows.
 

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Thanks in Advance !
 

A:Does Intel Dual Core processors supports 1600MHz RAM?

t3chn0vamp said:





So I wanted to know will my system support it.I know the mobo im going to buy will support it.Click to expand...

Thats all you need to know, the CPU is irrelevant for selecting memory. The CPU never has dictated the type of memory used. The motherboard either supports the memory or it doesn't.
 

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best gaming performance?
futureproofing?

any answers would be very, very welcome.

thanks guys
 

A:Intel Core i5-2500k vs 3550

A more valid comparison is the 2500K vs 3570K, as both are multiplier unlocked.

If you're hardcore overclocking go with the 2500K, if you're not OCing or want a mild OC go with the 3570K for lower temps and lower power consumption.

There's about a 5-10% difference in favour of the 3570K for CPU intensive tasks, and no difference when gaming.
 

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It only have one, eight pin connector. Remember, many of those older socket 1366 motherboards had two processors on them; they are generally server motherboards. Two EPS12V connectors for two processors. The G1.Assassin 2 motherboard only has one processor, so it only has one EPS12V connector.
 

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I think the the X4 BE is supposed to have 6 cores, with 2 of them locked out. It almost sounds like you have an X3, with 1 of 4 cores locked out. My 970 BE showed 6 cores, with 2 locked out, when I first got it. But I think I may have over-cooked it, or something, when I enabled all 6 cores, and overclocked it, because now it only shows 4 cores. None are locked, though. It runs fine at 4GHz, with 1.5V to it, and 17V to the cooling fan.
 

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A:Video / audio skip - i7 Core processor problem?

Additional: The internet connection was turned off to test whether that was causing the video / audio skip, it had no effect at all, so that can be narrowed down.
 

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A:Overclocking Core i7-950 processor

DKRON said:





...should i be putting it up to 4GHZ?Click to expand...

That kind of depends on the chip. Always best to OC incrementally. Some chips don't overclock well, some do, and some will but might need a bucketload of voltage tossed into the CPU and chipset. The first couple of 950's I tried OC'ed moderately well, but required close to 1.4v to get them there. The chip I now use won't OC as high (~3.8-3.9) but does so at good voltage (~1.18-1.2v)




DKRON said:





Oh and if you don't know already the standard clock of the 950 is 3.06GHz, i also have a CoolerMaster V10 to cool the CPU so heat shouldn't be a problemClick to expand...

The V10 is a good air cooler. The TEC doesn't work overly effectively until the heat production starts ramping up. Overall it's going to be no more effective than a top-tier air cooler (i.e. Noctua NH-D14, Thermalright Archon) or closed loop all-in-one watercooler (i.e. Corsair H80/H100, Antec Kuhler 920) so keep an eye on the temps during stability/stress testing.
 

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If you need any other info then please just ask me and I'll let you know.
Hope someone can help please. Thank you.
 

A:Pentium 4 3.60GHz upgrading to Pentium Dual Core E6800 3.33GHz

I'm absolutely certain you won't be able to do that, period. That newer Pentium Dual Core is not in any way, backwards compatible with your motherboard.

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A:LGA 775 Duo 2 Core E4600 / suggestions!

What is your budget and what resolution will you be gaming at?
 

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h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00620031&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=1847152

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A:Core i5-2500k OC new computer advice

sounds like you have a tight budget for what your wanting make sure to atleast get
Ram-8GB yes 1600 is the way to go and my i5 2500k loves it.
PSU-750 watts from reputable brand.
Video card- 6870,6950 or gtx 560 ti
SSD- skip to save money for better parts
Case- Full tower if you have the budget with good airflow.
Hard Drive- Might as well get a 1TB drive from WD or Samsung

this is just my take on it but you could build this yourself and save some money all the parts will have a warranty anyway.
 

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A:AMD quad-core question

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A:Overclocking Intel Core 2 Duo E8200

i had Intel 2 Duo e8200 and i know a lot about this cpu so i personally don't recommend to overclock your cpu more than 3.4 Ghz to avoid heat and unstable or failure system and that's could damage your cpu , ram or mainboard.
 

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I would wait for 8 cores if I were you from AMD's Bulldozer.
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Did you re-install XP fresh after the upgrades?
 

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A:Celeron D or Core 2 Duo

A search on CPUBenchmark.net shows a score of 1116 vs 368 (C2D vs Celeron).

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Now that Windows 8 will support ARM, I'm curious to see whether the industry will move toward low-power, high-efficiency, yet powerful processing.

Thanks.

- S
 

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A:Making HP Pavilion dv4 1465dx notebook faster?

Download and run free Surperantispyware and tell us what it finds. What antivirus program is installed?
 

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A:CPU query Core i7-Q740

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A:Upgrading a PC for the first time... on my own ;) RAM>motherboard>core

ok, I got links in my signature, first is my system at a glance and three others are my RAM examples.
 

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A:My Asus 5770 Cu Core video cards are unstable

Anybody? This problem is getting on my nerves. $220NZD for each of these cards and they cant even sustain gameplay at stock clocks. Also should mention i am using the latest 11.6 drivers from ATI and the problem occurd when i was using the 11.4 previews aswell.
 

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A:£150 motherboard for Core i7-2600K

Any LGA1155 board (server aside) will be compatible with the chassis and the PSU.
Depending upon what level of connectivity and build quality you want, 150 covers just about every mainstream offering.
Asus P67 Sabertooth . Practically bulletproof. 5 year warranty
Asus P8Z68-V PRO : If you like the idea of being able to run integrated graphics (handy if you need to sell your graphics card before upgrading to a new one).
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MSI P67A-GD53 (B3) -104. Offers just about everything with the exception of eSATA and a USB3.0 header ( which the Antec doesn't use in any case). It still offers USB3.0 through the rear I/O. If you want the USB3.0 header for a future chassis that supports it then the MSI P67A-GD55 (B3) is 120.
 

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A:Faster motherboard for Gateway Solo 9300

This would in no way be cost effective, even if it could be done. Save your money and buy a new laptop. Trash this one ASAP!
 

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A:DV6 Core i7 $999? Good deal or not?

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A:Suggestions for AMD Athlon 64 x2 dual-core 4800+ upgrade

37 views and nobody has any suggestions to any of the questions? come on techspot users...be brave!
 

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A:Differences between Core i3, i5 and i7?

For desktop...
Core i3 is entry/budget level/mainstream bracket and is 2 cores with hyperthreading and no Turbo
Core i5 is performance bracket and is 4 cores without hyperthreading but with Turbo. The exception being 6xx series CPU's (2 core with hyperthreading and Turbo)
Core i7 is enthusiast bracket and is 4 or 6 cores with hyperthreading and Turbo
Core i7 Extreme is enthusiast bracket and is 4 or 6 (and soon 8) cores, hyperthreading, Turbo and unlocked bus multiplier.
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The differentiation for mobile CPU's is less easy to define (a massive understatement)
See here and here for individual CPU characteristics and board compatibility

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treetops said:





I am using wireless net from a router that is far from my computer and my phone has 3g hotspot capabilities so I thought hey maybe I can use both at once.Click to expand...


???
 

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GIGABYTE GA-H55-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel H55 HDMI USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $114.99 (with $10.00 rebate) from Newegg.

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A:Core i7 920 CPU hitting 100C, any tips?

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Wireless 802.11 B/G/N

15 Inch Screen
4 GB RAM
640 GB HDD
Win 7 Home Premium
WIFI
Webcam
nVidia Geforce Gt 420 With 1GB Dedicated Graphics

I have heard that the wireless internet on these computers is pretty bad...

here is the link
http://www.jbhifi.com.au/computers/acer/15-inch-notebook-sku-65802/
sorry that there isnt any more info but thats all that was on the website...

THx guys,
Fastzr

Oh and also I want to play some games on this
it doesnt need to be Ultra High quality mainly Starcraft 2 and maybe some CoD

And lastly if anyone knows any good laptops for around $800-1000AUD preferably from an actual shop not online, plz tell me

thx again
 

A:Is this laptop any good? 15" Asus with Core i5

CORRECTION IT IS AN ACER... sorry lol was focusing on finding an asus caus my brothers one is awesome but this sounds better
 

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A:Intel Core i7 920 temperature issue

did you install the cooler yourself?
what thermal paste are you using?
did you ensure that the cooler is seated properly?
did you attempt to reseat the cooler and apply fresh thermal paste?
 

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A:Pentium Dual Core E6500 vs Core 2 Duo E5400

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A:AMD Turion X2 dual-core P520 2.3 GHz or Intel Pentium Dual-Core P6100 2.0 GHz?

Confused

I'm sorry to bother you folks again, but I noticed that my question had 55 views but no replies. Did I perhaps give incorrect or confusing information, or maybe posted my question in the wrong forum? I tried looking at some of the other similar questions asked, but none seemed to help with my question.

I guess I'm basically wondering that since the 2 Acer laptops are the same price, would you go with the Intel Pentium Dual-Core P6100, 2.0GHz, 3MB L3 cache, or the AMD Turion X2 dual-core P520, 2.3 GHz, 1066MHz Front Side Bus, 2MB L2 cache. This laptop also has a Blu-Ray Disc Drive, but I've read conflicting opinions on whether having this is necessary or not.

Although I consider myself to be an intermediate computer user, I am lost when it comes to processors, and also when it comes to 'dedicated amount of system memory.' I know that 'dedicated' memory is better, but does it make a difference how much there is in different brands? In other words, could the lesser amount of 128MB 'dedicated' in the Pentium still be better than the 256MB in the AMD? I'm leaning toward the AMD Turion laptop because of the higher numbers, but I've read enough to know that you can't always rely on that alone.

I'm sorry to ask my question again, but I've been given a lot of help here at CNET in the past, so I was surprised when I logged on today to see that no one expressed an opinion on which one of the two they would buy.

Any assistance would really be helpful and appreciated.....Gina







GinaPA said:





I am torn between buying one of two Acer laptops. Both have almost identical features--RAM, HD, webcam, 6-cell battery, memory card reader, and are the same price--$499.00 (on sale); but the processors seem to be the big difference, and I would like to know which one you folks feel I should go with.

I should also mention that the AMD laptop also has a Blue-Ray Disc drive (and read/writes normal CDs and DVDs).

The only other major difference when comparing specs is that the AMD laptop has an HD CineCrystal LED-backlit TFT widescreen display, ATI Radeon HD 4250 graphics with 256MB of dedicated system memory, supporting Unified Video Decoder 2 (UVD2), OpenEXR High Dynamic-Range (HDR) technology, Shader Model 4.0, Microsoft DirectX 10.1
.........While the Pentium laptop has CineCrystal LED-backlit display, Intel HD graphics with 128 MB of dedicated system memory, supporting Microsoft DirectX 10.

I've been driving myself crazy for the past 3 days trying to decide which one to go with and I need to decide quickly as I'm not sure how long they will be at this sale price--and I do have to stay at the $500.00 range. From the many laptops I checked out, these 2 seem to offer the most for the money. I would truly appreciate your advice!

Thanks,
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