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Offline Sim_8_3  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, April 5, 2016 5:32:43 PM(UTC)
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I am trying to figure out what the real difference is in quad core and I5 processors, I did a quick search and wound up on Intels site, and all they say is something about multi thread being better, so I thought what better place to ask this question then on HH, so here it is, any of you upgraded your rigs from quad core like a q6700 to an I5 2400 or something like that and if so what was your experience, I'm especially interested in knowing what your experience may have been with gaming if your a gamer that is, that before your CPU maybe had struggled with?

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#2 Posted : Wednesday, April 6, 2016 9:23:39 AM(UTC)
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I do this a lot, but it is a good reference:

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#3 Posted : Thursday, April 7, 2016 2:51:30 AM(UTC)
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I love that guy, the video was very helpful, speaking of rendering, I was trying to render an animation in Blender with my little ole core 2 and was doing some research on rendering and read about Render Farms, I don't really know much about those, but it would appear that CPUs that are hyperthread perform much better based on benchmarks, I still have to wonder how do these stack against AMD cores?
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#4 Posted : Thursday, April 7, 2016 8:37:04 AM(UTC)
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If I remember right, AMD doesn't have hyperthreading. Here is another video for your viewing pleasure:

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#5 Posted : Thursday, April 7, 2016 9:30:48 AM(UTC)
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I love that guy, the video was very helpful, speaking of rendering, I was trying to render an animation in Blender with my little ole core 2 and was doing some research on rendering and read about Render Farms, I don't really know much about those, but it would appear that CPUs that are hyperthread perform much better based on benchmarks, I still have to wonder how do these stack against AMD cores?

If you are doing a lot of rendering... hands down you need to splurge for an i7. that poor c2 is probably choking on it lol

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#6 Posted : Thursday, April 7, 2016 9:36:03 AM(UTC)
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Lol, choking, starting fires, all the same right?
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#7 Posted : Sunday, April 24, 2016 11:12:23 PM(UTC)
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Wow I can't keep up with all your replies, lol but to tell you the truth I hardly do any rendering, one thing that helps though is programs like Vegas let you render with your graphics card it takes a lot of the strain off the CPU, I was able to render what would have taken like over an hour without the GPU in less than 10 mins. So that helps, but yeah I need to get to at least quad core at the moment, still trying to figure out that BIOS update issue I posted in the other topic.

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#8 Posted : Monday, April 25, 2016 9:22:46 AM(UTC)
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Wow I can't keep up with all your replies, lol but to tell you the truth I hardly do any rendering, one thing that helps though is programs like Vegas let you render with your graphics card it takes a lot of the strain off the CPU, I was able to render what would have taken like over an hour without the GPU in less than 10 mins. So that helps, but yeah I need to get to at least quad core at the moment, still trying to figure out that BIOS update issue I posted in the other topic.

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Maybe make a post on the forum where you saw the guy who successfully updated the BIOS.

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#9 Posted : Tuesday, April 26, 2016 11:18:45 PM(UTC)
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intels hyperthreading is simaltaneous multithreading(smt) i series processors. amd uses cluster multithreading with the fx processors. some i5s have hyperthreading but if you have the choice between more cores on the intel side or less cores with hyperthreading the more physical cores you have generally the better but one shouldnt need more than a quad core if your just gaming. with intel processors there is an upgrade path so you can upgrade if your needs change.
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#10 Posted : Wednesday, April 27, 2016 7:43:06 AM(UTC)
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intels hyperthreading is simaltaneous multithreading(smt) i series processors. amd uses cluster multithreading with the fx processors. some i5s have hyperthreading but if you have the choice between more cores on the intel side or less cores with hyperthreading the more physical cores you have generally the better but one shouldnt need more than a quad core if your just gaming. with intel processors there is an upgrade path so you can upgrade if your needs change.

And a good GPU to game on as well!

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