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For questions about central processing units (CPUs) used in anything from micro-PCs to servers and workstations.

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CPU for a developer machine

Without getting into the debate about whether AMD or Intel is better, I need to build a new developer machine. I use a broad range of tools on primarily Windows. Things that probably matter: I ...
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Which Laptop Should I Prefer: i9-8950HK with NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 or i9-9980HK with NVIDIA Quadro T2000

I want to buy a new laptop and after some research, I have two candidates. The prices almost match, but I can't buy both best CPU and GPU in my region. I found one laptop with CPU i9-8950HK (gen 8, 6 ...
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Need desktop LGA1151 motherboard w/ Windows Server Access Control Service, VT-d, & APICv

I want to enable passthrough of my GeForce RTX 2080Ti GPU in Windows Server (2019 preferred) using DDA. I need to buy another motherboard, since my current Gigabyte AORUS Pro motherboard will not ...
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Portable laptop for academic research

I want a new PC, mainly for work, plus other minor stuff like browsing, Netflix, and Skype. I work in economics research, therefore I need to easily work with reasonably big datasets (say, ~25Gb of ...
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CPU with integrated GPU and motherboard with HDMI2.0 RGB 4K60 output

It has been years since most TV boxes support HDMI 2.0 4K60, but PCs with integrated GPU still doesn't support this well. In most cases, the chipsets support it, but the motherboard doesn't. A ...
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Which of the mentioned laptops should be better for my needs?

My desktop has an i3-4130 along with 4 GB RAM and no dedicated graphics card. I am about to get a laptop, and want to evaluate these three: Acer Predator Helios 300 - Core i7-9750, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB ...
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Which CPU to chose for a mechanical engineering PC; Intel or AMD?

Which CPU would be better: a Ryzen 3950X or an Intel 10920X for mechanical engineering? The application is numerical computations and simulations, including fluids. My main considerations are memory ...
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Which CPU should I use in my first scratch 486 build?

I want to build a PC; not like a gaming rig, but instead, a computer from scratch. There's a great set of videos here), but instead of the MOS 6502, a clone processor to make computing history, a ...
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Want high performance CPU cooling loop to cut my Noctua NH-D15 delta-T by about 25 C

I need suggestions for a demanding CPU watercooling solution - probably a suggestion of "custom loop" components. Problem I just outgrew my 12 core overclocked CPU and upgraded it to an 18 core i9-...
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New CPU Fan/Heat Sink recommendation

I'm looking for a recommendation of a quiet fan/heat sink for an AMD A8-3870K CPU on a Gigabyte GA-A75M-UD2H mobo. Mine is about 9 years old and it's getting loud. I've cleaned dust out of the case, ...
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Choosing a CPU: Intel i9-109xx vs AMD R9-39xx

Which is better for scientific and engineering computation/simulations, the Intel i9-10900X or the AMD R9-3950X? The R9 has 6 more cores, whereas the i9 has doubled memory channels. Is it possible ...
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What does the Cross-Platform Rating on PassMark mean? What kind of performance does it reflect?

What does the Cross-Platform Rating in a Price performance comparison page of a CPU on PassMark mean? What kind of performance does it reflect? It seems the kind of performance it reflects is more ...
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Will old Intel copper heat sink fit on new 8th generation CPU?

I got my hands on an old PC heat sink, intel 775 I think. Will this fit on my i5-8400 8th gen? And if it does, what side does it go on? The copper core is indented on one side and sticks out the ...
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i want to buy a budget laptop for blender

I am new to blender snd I have been using my old laptop but the performance is too bad, so I wanted to change my laptop, so what is the best laptop with better graphics under 90,000 rupees or 1200 us ...
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Cpu speed slowing down occasionally [closed]

I have an intel i7 8th gen cpu with 1.8 - 3.6 GHz cpu frequency. I haven't managed to boost my cpu frequency to the 3.6 max, so it usually tops at 1.78 - 1.9 GHz. I have noticed that, for no apparent ...
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Amd Cpu Or Apu Under 10k

I'm going to build a pc for video editing, android studio and gaming at 1080p in future by adding gtx 1650 super but am confused between 3 processors Ryzen 5 1600 at 8200 Rs Ryzen 5 3500 at 10000 Rs ...
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I have a question about bandwidth and the key differences between PCI express versions

I'm building my first gaming pc, and I have a question about PCI express versions. I'm looking to purchase a CPU for a budget system. I'm torn between two of them, the AMD Ryzen 5 2600, and the 3400g. ...
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CPU Upgrade Recommendations Thinkpad T480

I have a Thinkpad T480 that has the stock Intel Core i5-8350U vPro MB (1.70ghz) processor in it. It really just is not enough CPU for what I do with it once I dock it and hook it up to my dual ...
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DDR4 3200 32G*2 system

At 2020.Q1 most dual channel system that support DDR4 3200 only support reduced frequency when all four DIMMs are installed. To build a dual channel PC with 64GB DDR4 3200, 2*32GB DDR4 3200 is needed. ...
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What is the cheapest CPU that supports virtualization?

I am looking for a cheap CPU that supports virtualization. However, I do not know which CPU is better. Right now I'm looking for a CPU that supports an OS using QubesOS, a Xen virtualization ...
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LGA775 Motherboard Suggestion

Can anyone suggest a good LGA775 Motherboard that supports Intel Core2 Quad Extreme QX9650 and 8 Gb of ddr4 Ram and a ddr5 GPU
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Hardware specifications for new laptop performing general software development and ML/DL experimentation?

I'm currently looking to upgrade my current Samsung Ultrabook I got in 2013 to a new MacBook Pro 16" with the following specs: 2.3GHz 8‑core 9th‑generation Intel Core i9 processor, Turbo Boost up to ...
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Processor and battery relations

I would like to buy a new laptop, and this issue appeared: If there is a notebook with 1.4 ghz proc, and there is an another with 2.6 ghz from the same serial, how this parameters related to the ...
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Does android studio benefit from 8 cores?

I'm waiting for the AMD laptops considering they will release the 8 cores mobile CPU's soon. I'm just wondering if a 6 core intel cpu is going to give me the same results? Or will Android Studio take ...
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Two fan vs Three fan IAO Cooler

I plan on building a high end gaming PC this summer with these specs: CPU: Intel Core i9-9900KF GPU: Nvidia RTX 2070 Super RAM: Corsair DDR4 64GB (4x16 GB) at 3000mhz Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 ...
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Server: Dual Intel Xeon 5420 vs I7-2600 [closed]

I'm about to buy a server, for a Django system (Ubuntu + Django + nginx + postgresql) I have two options:   Dual Intel Xeon 5420 16GB DDR2 240GB SSD or I7-2600 16GB DDR3 240GB SSD Which of these ...
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CPU upgrade on motherboard Pegatron Benicia 1.01?

I've never planned to upgrade my CPU. However, most of the components in my PC have been upgraded, and the CPU is now the performance bottleneck. It doesn't flinch except for gaming where it is maxed ...
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Intel (9700k) VS AMD (3700x) for a Machine Learning build

I'm building a rig over at my workplace for running/training machine learning models. Currently we are building chatbots using Rasa framework, some tensorflow neural networks and possibly CNN's and ...
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Looking for CoProcessors to go along side an Allwinner SoC in a budget Game Console

I'm currently eyeing the A and H lines of SoCs produced by allwinnertech.com, for use in an affordable, yet high performance game console. I have considered using multiple SoCs in one design to get ...
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Desktop vs Laptop Performance for Software Development

I have a Asus M32AD desktop tower pc, and a friend of mine selling Lenova Yoga 500 laptop. And I am going to buy it if laptop is suitable. I am using my pc for developing mobile apps. With Android ...
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Intel Core i9 9900T

According to Intel the i9-9900T was launched in Q2'19 but I can't find it in any retailers or online. I have tried some other T designated CPUs and no luck with those either. I am interested in the ...
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Difference Intel CPU: i9-7960X and i9-9960X

I'm wondering about the pricing. I'm about to decide my next Intel CPU and according to cpu-world.com the i9-9960X has a higher frequency and otherwise the same properties as the i9-7960X. However, ...
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Hardware upgrade path for high gaming resolution

I just replaced my old Apple Cinema monitor (1680x1050) with an AOC curve gaming display (2560x1440). My current setup does not seem to enjoy pushing that many pixels on the screen, laggy and jerky, ...
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Dell latitude E6230 motherboard

I have a dell latitude E6230 i5 laptop, which is recently do not start anymore, it was verified by a technician and he said that the motherboard is damaged, so I have to bay a motherboard from ...
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Ryzen 7 3700X with Asus ROG Strix X470F Gaming; can BIOS update?

After I chose the processor (Ryzen 7 3700X), I wanted to choose the motherboard for my PC. The Asus ROG Strix X470F Gaming seemed pretty good, but I found that the motherboard requires a BIOS update ...
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The meanning system memory specification for Ryzen [closed]

In the official process specifications of a processor such as AMD Ryzen™ 5 3600. There is an item titled System Memory Specification and it equals to 3200MHz. I know that is the frequency of system ...
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Dell XPS M1530 X852D Socket

Excuse me, but I can't seem to find whether the Dell XPS M1530 X852D motherboard has Socket 478 or Socket P since they physically look the same. On some sites stands Socket 478, but it's purple just ...
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Intel Core i7-9700K vs 9750H

I'm going to build a computer, but I'm stuck on choosing a processor. I found two processors: Intel Core i7-9700K and i7-9750H. The 9750H, according to the official site, is a bit faster and has more ...
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CPU recomendation for animator`s computer

I am helping my brother build a budget computer for his studies as animator. Right now the budget is very low, so I opted to buy a good CPU to futureproof any of his needs and buy a better graphics ...
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Which is better on a laptop - R5 2400U with GTX1050 4GB, or i5 8265U with MX150 2GB?

Can you guys please suggest which one of these LAPTOPS will be better and why? All of these have 8GB of RAM. Ryzen 5 2400U processor, GTX1050 4GB Graphics i5-8250U processor, Radeon 530 4GB Graphics ...
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Laptop with unlocked/K Intel CPU and a SSD

I need a new laptop with at least a 128Gib SSD (without spinning drive) and Nvidia graphic gard and 16GB of RAM and unlocked Intel CPU. Not for overclocking or getting better CPU performance but for ...
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Upgrading an old Toshiba

My old Toshiba Satellite L500 13w is becoming slower. I have had few problems with it until now, it's been pretty reliable since I first bought it - brand new - about ten years ago. I changed the ...
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What's the best CPU and motherboard under $300 for playing Minecraft?

What is the best CPU and motherboard under $300 for playing the Java Edition of Minecraft? I already have a graphics card, 256GB SSD and a 600W PSU. I'll also use it for normal computer usage.
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Recommended CPU(s) for a NAS

I'm about to built a NAS from scratch. The only thing I don't know is what processor to choose, knowing that: it MUST be an Intel and support SGX; if possible, power efficiency is a bonus; video ...
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Is i7 3520M in an Older Machine Better Than i5 5300U in a Newer Machine?

Two second hand refurbished laptops: One is Lenovo Thinkpad T450 with i5 5300U CPU, the other one is Lenovo Thinkpad X230 with i7 3520M CPU. The RAM and hard drive will be exactly the same on both ...
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Is there any MPU, MCU or SOC that have SIL certification?

Is it possible only a component have a SIL level, For example is there a processor that have IEC 61508 SIL4 certificate or EN 50126 SIL4 certificate. If there exists what would you recommend to me ...
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Low cost quad-core mini pc options

I am a post-doc researcher working on computational modelling projects. In my spare time, I like to code open-source projects on some topics outside of my university role. I intend to set up a low-...
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Best laptop for heavy Skype usage and large PDF drawing review

I'm helping my friend find a new laptop that is capable of handling his workload. He's at a remote office, and therefore runs Skype for business 24/7. Now Skype is a massive resource hog, especially ...
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Comparing Raspberry PI 4 CPU against Desktop CPU

Which hardware would you recommend buying for processing power - between the BCM2711 and the i5-3470T ? I'm trying to establish a performance benchmark comparison of the Raspberry PI 4's CPU against ...
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CPU for Machine Learning

I'm looking for an upgrade from my i5 6600. Workload - ML prototyping in Keras and heavy IO, compression etc. I'm considering Ryzen 9 3900X + MSI X570-A PRO. What architectures in this price area (...

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