On 1/17/07, Garrett Cooper <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
On Jan 17, 2007, at 11:55 AM, pete wright wrote:

> On 1/16/07, Tsu-Fan Cheng <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> thank you guys for reply... very useful... :-)
>> so for you guys who have experiecen with this cpu, do you really
>> "feel" it??
> i think you really need to figure out how you are going to be using
> the system.  if you are running a farm of machines running
> multi-threaded app's then i'd say yes - multi-core systems are a
> benefit (as you get more core's to run threads on w/o generating as
> much heat and eating as much power as a second cpu socket).
> if you are running heavily multi-threaded desktop apps, i'd say yes -
> it may be helpful for similar reasons mentioned above.
> if you are using your desktop like %90 of unix people out there
> (web/mail and ssh'ing into servers) i'm not sure having two cores (let
> alone multiple CPU's) is worth the price.

Assuming you're not operating some sort of high-volume web/mail apps :).

sure, although i can't think of any multi-threaded MUA's or web
browsers out there....


Pete Wright
NYC's *BSD User Group
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