New Computer Dual or Quad Core??

RG
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Rich_Gilman
May 5, 2007
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I am buying a new computer in a few months. Main use is Photoshop and Lightroom. The Quadcores are more money which i don’t mind forking out if it would be a benefit. I am buying from Dell. Can anyone give me some advice…dual/quad core.

tx in advance.

Rich Gilman

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Lawrence_Hudetz
May 5, 2007
Core 2 Duo 6600.

That’s all you need. The quads are a different breed and if you are doing intense gaming also, is way overkill.
RB
Robert_Barnett
May 5, 2007
For 99% of the applications Quad Core at least for right now is a total waste of money, just like 64-bit OSes. This will change, but not for sometime. Core2 Duo is the way to go. Get as fast a one as you can afford with at least 2GB of RAM. Some say more RAM but until the OSes make real honest use of it I don’t see the point in going more than 2GB. Though I would make sure my motherboard had 4 memory slots and I got would with 1GB modules so you have expansion.

Robert
RG
Rich_Gilman
May 5, 2007
Robert

Thank you so much. This confirmed my suspicions about the quad core.

Rich
RG
Rich_Gilman
May 5, 2007
Lawrence

Thank you so much. You guts are great on this forum.

Rich
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Lawrence_Hudetz
May 5, 2007
Why thank you, Rich! 🙂
RB
Robert_Barnett
May 6, 2007
I think quad core for consumers will be useful about the same time 64-bit OSes will be. 2 to 3 years.

Robert
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Lawrence_Hudetz
May 6, 2007
Actually, for certain programs, quad (and beyond) is already useful. Just not this one.
RB
Robert_Barnett
May 6, 2007
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Actually, for certain programs, quad (and beyond) is already useful. Just not this one.

And not enough programs to make it worth the god awful prices. 2 to 3 years and we will be go.

Robert
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Lawrence_Hudetz
May 6, 2007
Someone is paying for it!
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dave_milbut
May 6, 2007
not i said b’rer fox! 🙂
KD
Kirk_Dickinson
May 7, 2007
Quads will do wonders for some programs, like properly multi threaded Video Rendering.

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