Andrew Ducker (andrewducker) wrote,
Andrew Ducker
andrewducker

This is what happens when I take my eye off the ball.

Julie recently bought a desktop - and got a quad core processor, which I thought sounded pretty high end.

Until I just went and took a look at processors, and realised that you pretty much can't buy single-core CPUs any more - dabs has three uni-core cpus, versus thirteen dual-core and twenty one with 3 or 4 cores.

Desktops still seem to be maxed out at four-core - but I do wonder how much longer that will last, and whether there's much point scaling beyond that for most people, without something that uses that much CPU, and isn't heavily hard drive dependent.
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