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Questions tagged [processor]

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

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Ultrabook with good cooling

I am looking for a ultrabook. (13-14" up to about 1.5kg) I would like to have 32GB RAM and high end ULV processor like for example i7-8650U or i7-8550U. I also would like to have 4x PCIe Thunderbolt ...
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What is the best choice for AI GPU? [on hold]

AI and Deep learning use GPU for speed up their learning process, now the question is what is the best choice for buying Graphic card? Single GTX1080T on 1 PC or Double GTX1070T on 1 PC? Can we use 2 ...
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Dell 3430 - CPU jumps to life and dies [closed]

I just got my Precision 3430 delivered. Now, whenever I turn on the power (by power I mean the main AC power. Not the CPU power button), the CPU (cabinet) jumps to life (with lights glowing and the ...
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Intel quad core pentium vs i5 [closed]

I do not game or code...so is buying a i3 o i5 really worth the $200 instead of getting a quad core pentium say n5000?
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RTX2060 and i5-4430 - does this combination make sense? [closed]

I'm planning an upgrade of a gaming PC. This is my current setup: CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 @ 3.00GHz MB: ASUS H-81 Plus GPU: GeForce GTX 560 Ti RAM: 8 GB I want to replace GPU with RXT2060 and later ...
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Hardware selection recommendations for a embedded like OpenCV project

I need to choose hardware for an OpenCV project that I am working on currently. Space is limited hence I cannot use a full blown computer. The project specs are listed below: Using two USB 3.0 high ...
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GPU and CPU needed for multiple chrome browsers running online 2d games [closed]

I will have 20-30 docker containers each running debian, and a chrome browser running in each of those. Each browser will be playing online slot games. My current computer doesn't have a good ...
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Should I go for better processor or better GPU for graphics rendering?

I need a new laptop. I am not considering building a desktop. I work with 3D modeling of furniture/ambients and rendering software such as sketchup/vray and I need mobility. Should I invest in a ...
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What's the intel cpu for consumer with best value? [closed]

I'm looking for an Intel CPU with higher core and suitable for programming. Please advise.
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AMD A12-9720P + Radeon RX 540 vs Intel I5 7200U + NVIDIA 940MX - Which is the best?

I'm choosing between two laptops from Acer: A515-41G-1480: (1) CPU: AMD A12-9720P 2.7Ghz (2) RAM: 8GB DDR4 (3) GPU: Radeon RX 540 2GB DDR5 (4) HD: 1TB; A515-51G-50W8: (1) CPU: Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5 ...
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Will a non-ECC memory work with motherboard and CPU that supports ECC?

I have this two components that support ECC memory: AMD RYZEN 3 1200 AMD RYZEN MSI B450M PRO-M2 On the other hand I have this memory 4 GB DDR4 2400 KINGSTON VALUE CL17 Questions Are they going to ...
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Processor type for web development (webpack dev server, jest tests, node, docker building) - High clock speed vs multiple cores?

I'm a professional web developer - and I'm looking at buying a new laptop. The common tasks I'm doing are: Running webpack dev server Running jest tests Running nodemon Building docker images ...
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CPU intensive workload and spare time utilization

Backgroud I'm working on a project to use cool a server with watercooling and use this heat for my house. I'm planning to cool the CPU and memory (maybe GPU). It will host my own websites as well as ...
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Rumor on U type CPUs - Are they worse? [closed]

I heard a rumor CPU codes terminated in U are integrated with motherboard so they would be "worse" (that is what I heard). I only found some general meanings in https://www.intel.in/content/www/in/en/...
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New 11.6" laptop with 16GB RAM

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad 11e with an Intel Celeron CPU N2940 and 8 GB of memory (Crucial Single DDR3 1600 MT/s). Intel's website states the Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type) is 8 GB, but I ...
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What CPU to get for deep learning + mining?

I have decided afer a lot of research to get a GTX 1070 ti as a single GPU. I will be using it for deep learning at home (I am a beginner and that's enough for me), and I want to get it to work on ...
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Hardware upgrade after a long time: which MB, RAM, CPU, and GPU? [closed]

Time to upgrade my desktop PC, which - unlike most people - I do very rarely, which also means that I'm currently quite out of practice with buying new HW. My computing and graphics needs are not ...
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Should I stick to AM3+ or upgrade to something else? [closed]

My motherboard just died on me, and I am wondering if I should just stick to the same kind of motherboard (AM3+). If i do I would be able to reuse the cpu, ram, and psu for a bit longer. Is it even ...
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Best CPU out of these for Image Processing

Between this 4 CPUs, which one is the best for a lot of image editing/compression/optimization? -Intel Core i7-2600K 3.40GHz -Intel Xeon E3-1230v2 3.30GHz -Intel Xeon E3-1270v2 3.50GHz -Intel Xeon E3-...
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Upgrading soldered laptop cpu? [closed]

As we know some laptops come with soldered cpus. In most cases same laptop has different variants of it e.g. one comes with i5-7300hq and other with i7-7700hq. Those cpu's are same generation. My ...
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Do I need a matched pair of Xeons for a dual CPU board if there is only one stepping level listed?

I am considering purchasing 2 Xeon 2667v2 CPUs to use in a dual CPU board. The spec page (click on "Ordering and Compliance" on the left) only lists a single step level: Does that mean that I don't ...
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How do I optimize performance of a 2700x without OC? [closed]

I've been reading up on VRMs, heatsinks, et al. on modern boards (e.g. b450, x470), and I'm a bit lost. The 2700x, as you know, has XFR and can make use of PBO, and according to reports, this means ...
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Searching a good Ultrabook for work

I'm looking for a Ultrabook with this characteristics: Essential 8th or 7th generation of CPU. (i5, i7 or amd) Not more than 13"/14" of screen size. Very important the weight... i need to travel ...
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Which are the most popular phone processors? [closed]

For my scientific research I need to know the most popular phone processors to know their FLOPS parameters. But I can't find a some resource about it. I could find the best mobile processors only (but ...
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Scientific Computing on AMD CPUs?

While Intel's 9900K is the fastest "mainstream CPU" currently offered, it is quite a price hike (currently around $570, despite an MSRP of $430). Combined with the necessary motherboard, it looks to ...
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Appropriate power meter for CPU and GPU power consumption?

I want to buy a power meter in order to measure CPU and GPU power consumption, on a remoter desktop machine (in which I have physical access). The software is ubuntu 18.04, I can measure the nvidia ...
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New laptop: when to buy to get spectre and meltdown fixes [closed]

I'm thinking about getting a new laptop. I'd like to know if anyone knows when we can expect mainstream laptops to contain mitigation for spectre and meltdown vulnerabilities. From what I've read on ...
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Faster clock or more cores for best performance of video editing? [closed]

I will be configuring a new Windows-based computer in the next few weeks. This will be a general purpose computer, but will be used on a fairly regular basis for video processing (Sony Vegas) and ...
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Is a Deep Learning + High Performance Workstation impossible with current hardware offerings? (Late 2018)

I would like a desktop computer which is fast and snappy for common "power user" workflows (eg. coding IDEs, 20+ Chrome tabs, Blender, Audio Editing, Web/File Server, Backup server) and also has the ...
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Which is better: A laptop with intel core i7-7500U Processor OR intel core i7-8550U Processor

I want to get a new laptop and I've been making lots of research. I've narrowed my two choices down to two laptops with their processor as intel core i7-7500U and intel core i7-8550U Processor. I'm ...
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Why is the production year of a mac relevant? [closed]

Is the production year really a requirement for running the newest os with the newest xcode? Shouldn't it be enough fulfilling the hardware requirements such as cpu, ram, hdd, etc? If I in theory buy ...
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In search of a new machine for dev/data science work

I am in the process of looking for a new computer (most likely a tower) and wanted to hit up this subreddit since people seem pretty legit here and a lot of good advice has been shared. Personally, I'...
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Specification for Data Science/Data crunching

Currently im using PowerBI, R, and Talend (for ETL) in 2 main computer : a Dell Latitude E7450 with i7 u series and 16gb ddr3, and a remote server running E5-2620V4 with 128gb ddr3 and 7200rpm hdd on ...
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Is i7-3770k really worth buying than i5-3570k? [closed]

The current price of i7-3770k in my place is (7000PHP) ~ 130USD while i5-3570k is only (3500PHP) ~ 65USD. Is the extra 4 threads really to pay for a double price? I mean it is not a real core right? ...
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Choosing Graphics Card for OpenCV

I'm looking for a graphics card that minimizes the amount of time taken to upload 4k video frames from Opencv to the GPU. OpenCV uses opencl behind the scenes to do GPU related calculations but I've ...
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i5 8300H + GTX 1050 Ti 4GB vs. i7 8750H + GTX 1050 Ti 4GB

I am planning to buy a new laptop and considering Lenovo Y-series and have a bugget of €1000 at most but preferably should cost around €900. On this website (link below) two options drew my attention ...
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Intel® Core™ i5-8269U Processor has memory of LPDDR3-2133

I'm building a laptop. Don't ask why I just am. Im looking for memory chips for my Intel® Core™ i5-8269U Processor. I am so confused. I don't know what lpddr3 chips to get for 16gb of ram. Im leaning ...
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What is healthy load % for CPU? [closed]

I would like to do some computation on my PC. Thereby I wonder - what is healthy load for CPU? I mean at which maximum CPU load % my CPU would survive the longest. Or should I watch for other ...
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Which laptop with processor i7-7700HQ or i7-8550U I should buy?

I need to buy Windows laptop for programming. I have some options, One laptop has i7-7700HQ, and other has i7-8550U. In past, I thought, that U-Series processors are not for workstations and CPU-...
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Workstation for single thread/sequential load (PowerBI formula engine)

I am looking for a processor recommendation for single thread load to be used for PowerBI load. Hardware 128-256 gb of DDR4 2666 RAM (can be non-ECC) [Raid 1] 2 NVMe Enterprise grade SSDs [Raid 10] ...
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Deep Learning Hardware (PC/Ubuntu)

I have checked a few questions here regarding the GPU and bought the 1080Ti. Now I am trying to figure out the rest of the configuration and it should be below 1000$. I have seen that i5-8600K sounds ...
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SSD or Intel Core i5 8250U

I need to buy a new laptop and I've been doing my homework for about 3 days now. After going through a lot of laptops, I've found that within my budget and keeping everything else in common (RAM, ...
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How should I make sure a laptop's CUDA has enabled with 1TFOPS? [closed]

I am looking for a laptop which has 1 TFOPS. could you pls clarify it for me? I just want to know that how can I make sure a laptop has 1 TFOPS in it or not?
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which laptop suites heavy programming?

I am going to do heavy computing and processing like programming. I am looking for a compatible laptop which has a fast GPU-enabled laptop. CUDA enabled on an NVIDIA GPU. Also, it must have SSD. ...
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laptops which are suitable for heavy Image and video processing

I am a graduate student and My thesis is based on deep learning, vision, video and Image processing. I am going to do heavy computing and processing. I am looking for a compatible laptop which has a ...
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CPU for Nintendo Emulation

So, my friend wants to start gaming. He told me he is really interested to try Nintendo games, but he doesn't have a specific console in mind. I suggested he should just get a PC, so that he has ...
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Laptop for programming (About cores in a processor)

I have two options before me (in my budget): Quad core 1.6 GHz(Intel i5 8th gen 8250u) vs Dual core 2.5 GHz(Intel i5 7th gen 7200u) powered CPU. I use Microsoft visual studio,pycharm, and few other ...
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Quiet, cheap and effective low-profile cooler

I understand that I am looking for the best of many worlds here, but if I can satisfy these criteria it would be a huge help to me. I recently bought a CPU cooler to replace the stock Intel one that ...
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Upgrading to ASUS - MOTHERBOARDS Z10PE-D16 WS from a gigabyte gaming 3

I am currently using a gigabyte gaming3 with an Intel Core i7-6700k CPU @ 4.00GHz with 32 gigs of ram. However, due to the gaming 3’s limitation, I can only fit 64 gigs of ram. I am thinking of ...
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Single Board Computer vs Mini-ITX for a cluster

I want to build a small cluster of about 10 computers for each about $100. I have two options: Single Board Computer running Octa-Core ARM CPUs OR Mini-ITX board with integrated Quad-Core Intel/AMD ...