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Does more core make CPU go brum?

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by g67575, 16 Oct 2021.

  1. g67575

    Mobster

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    2022, the distant future.

    I felt that this urgent question deserves it's own thread, plz what is the answer?
     
    Last edited: 16 Oct 2021
  2. SKILL

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    Depends.
     
  3. humbug

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    On its own no, stating the obvious out of the way one core at 100% performance is better than a combination of two cores at 100% performance.

    In an ideal world you would have the highest number of cores with the per core performance also being the highest.

    with that in mind more cores is always a good thing, there is no such thing as too many cores as a part of that overall package advancement.

    Today the per core performance is faster than ever, the core count is higher than ever, today you can get a 16 core 32 thread CPU with as high if not higher performance than its competitors 8 core CPU, that is real progress, what's more that 16 core costs less today than an 8 core CPU cost 4 years ago.

    I don't understand how anyone can know that and still ask this question.
     
  4. edscdk

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    One day computers / phones / tablets will be fast for normal tasks like opening Web pages and emails..

    I hope I live to see that day.. Probably need a 10x speed boost with no more complexity to software..

    Maybe it's just me but waiting 2 or 3 seconds seems so long..

    Using Web pages that move buttons / text a few seconds after it's rendered drive me mad
     
  5. SKILL

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    Unfortunately history has proved there is a definite link between the compute resource available and the laziness of web developers, in a few years a simple web page will require 16 cores and 128Gb of ram...
     
  6. humbug

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    Don't use Chrome
     
  7. g67575

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    How much more core will make my CPU go brum though?
     
  8. Minstadave

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    More school might make brain go brum.
     
  9. g67575

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    It's a shame you are not willing to entertain my very serious question
     
  10. humbug

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    I did...
     
  11. Vince

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    Can confirm more cores = brum.
     
  12. g67575

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    Thankyou kind sir.

    But how many small core make CPU go brum?
     
  13. Distracted

    Wise Guy

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    all of them.

    All. Of. them.
     
  14. humbug

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    They make a smaller brum, but still a brum
     
  15. jigger

    Capodecina

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    Depends.
    How small?
     
  16. loftie

    Wise Guy

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    Only Brum go Brum.
     
  17. g67575

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    Fast CPU, I guess
     
  18. Cyber-Mav

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    If number of cores is all the metric that makes your cpu go brum then we would all be sitting on 64+ bulldozer cores.
     
  19. Vince

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    I can only comment on man sized cores, 6 man size cores (small brum) 16 gen 1 ryzen man sized cores (medium brum) 24 3rd gen cores (v8 style brum) - more than this... v12 sized brum!!! What you need here is a graph...

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    I believe this is the current accepted core to brum ratio.
     
    Last edited: 17 Oct 2021
  20. The_Arbiter

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    That was my initial and current thoughts :D