Jones, John (US) skrev den 11-07-2007 20:59:
I'd heartily encourage everyone buying a new PC to go dual (or quad if
budget allows) core. There's very little price premium and you do get
nearly twice the potential performance. Even if your apps are
single-threaded and can't take advantage of the second core, the OS will
use one while your app uses the other.

The single situation where multi-cores/multi-CPU's really benefit, is when you have a process run amok. On a single core machine, you can hardly get to the task manager to beat it on its head. On these new machines, it is still snappy even in this situation.

By the way, in the old days NT was for one-two processor machines, is XP/Vista limited similarly?


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