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01-10-2011 04:53 PM
There are lots of sites out there that compare all processors against each other - performance vs. value etc...
Just search Internet for "cpu" and "benchmark"
Here is a good article on benchmarking
and wiki of course.
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01-10-2011 05:01 PM
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01-11-2011 08:16 AM
Here's a video encoding chart comparison from TomsHardware...
01-12-2011 07:19 AM - edited 01-12-2011 07:27 AM
My understanding, limited as it is, is that more cores help simultaeously run programs...
...intensive programs such as Photoshop and video editing don't need as many as 6 cores as much as they need POWER: cpu, Ram, hyperthreading, available scratch disk space...and faster hard drives (SSD being the latest used to run OS/programs...)
GAMES and NEWER versions of Photoshop will use power in the graphic card
...few games access more than 2 cores or use hyperthreading, grabbing most power from the video card...hence the popularity of 2-core gaming machines, overclocked of course, and powerful 3-D capable video cards
Video editing would fall in the "intensive" use category....
All which is why you need to match the machine to your needs....