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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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Which would make a greater difference? Extra CPU or RAM?

I am building a PC specifically for programming. I mainly use Android Studio and Eclipse which are both quite heavy programs. This is why I would like to get a better CPU / more RAM. Which of the ...
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Deep learning machine with largest number of gpu and xeon cpu sockets

I am planning to build a very high end deep learning machine with as many Xeon or i7 CPU cores and as many Titan X GPU cards as possible on a single motherboard. So what is the maximum limit for this? ...
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Should I find a processor with “hyper-threading?” [closed]

The Intel Core i7 processor has a feature known as "hyper-threading." Quoting their website: Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)1 uses processor resources more efficiently, ...
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Which modern CPU for best single-threaded performance?

Which of modern (desktop PC) CPUs would provide best performance in single-threaded applications? There are some games that haven't been optimized for multi-core use, and the CPU speed is their ...
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CPU recommendation: Programming + Gaming

I'm building a new PC but I'm stuck at one thing. What CPU should I choose if what I do mostly is programming & gaming? I saw opinions here and there saying Intel's CPUs would be good, others ...
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Biggest amount of cores on the smallest board

I'm looking for parallel computing in tiniest form possible. For example, having two 18 cores Intel Xeon parked on both sides of motherboard with size of credit card would be ideal solution. Couldn't ...
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What advantages do either of the G50 and Z50 have over one another?

I am thinking about upgrading my laptop and I cannot decide between the two following Lenovo laptops: Lenovo G50 Lenovo Z50 Both laptops are priced at £499. One contains an AMD FX-7500 APU, an R7 ...
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Which Intel CPU? 3.3GHz x 6 or 4GHz x 4

I'm currently choosing parts for my new computer. I'm doing a lot of image processing and some of my algorithms are parallelized. In my free-time, I'm additionally up for some gaming. My current ...
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Need help buying new budget gaming PC: the processor

Long story short, the motherboard of my 7 year old PC died and I'll need a new one. I plan to use it mainly for gaming (Elder Scrolls series, Fallout series, League of Legends, Crusader Kings, ...) ...
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What's a good budget CPU for use in a home server?

I'm looking to build a cheap but expandable server I can set up in my basement and use to store backups, stream media (Plex), and perform other miscellaneous services on my network. While I haven't ...
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LGA 2011 vs. AM3+

I'm completing the hardware list for desktop unit, which will be used for programming (60%), data analysis & AI (15%) and gaming (15%), the rest beeing internet browsing. Budget: 1200$. I want ...
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which intel skylake cpu will give me longest battery life ? m3, m5 or m7?

I was hoping someone would be able to recommend which Intel skylake CPU will give me longest battery life? m3, m5 or m7? I am a uni student, thinking about buying a Surface Pro 4 (or clone from ...
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Is there a motherboard that supports ARM processors?

Because ARM processors are much less expensive and power-consuming, I want to use them in a PC with PC-type RAM and hard-drive. Is there a motherboard the allows to use ARM processors with PC-based ...
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Recommendation for processors specialized for rendering and encoding

I have a "Intel Pentium CPU G2030 @ 3.0GHz" processor, and a "Intel HD Graphics" graphics card. General CPU info Cores = 2 Threads = 2 Bus speed = 99.76MHz Max TDP = 55.0W ...
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A good processor for a 1998 computer

I was able to revive an old 1998 computer by putting FreeBSD on it. It runs ok, but sometimes it is slow. I was wondering, what is the fastest processor from 1998? I know they are cartridges, not like ...
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What CPU should I get for general office use, under 100$

How To Ask Questions here get better answers when you… …show us what you've done and why it hasn't worked for you I've searched Pcpartpicker, newegg and amazon. The problem I'm having is ...
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Stuck with H77 (non-OC) and I5-2500K

The i5-2500K is a great processor, even nowadays, but only if you can overclock it. I have a H77 chipset board, that means no OC for me. So, I need a recommendation of CPU and motherboard. I'm looking ...
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CPU for a budget photo/video editing machine (Lightroom, Davinci Resolve)

My brother wants to build a PC mainly for amateur (raw) photo editing in Lightroom/Gimp and video editing in Davinci Resolve. Currently lightroom is painfully slow on his old T520 thinkpad and Resolve ...
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CPU recommendation for new casual gaming setup

Current setup, kind of outdated - was built in 2009, except graphics card and a chassis: chassis: Corsair 650D mobo: Asus P5Q Deluxe CPU: Intel Core2Quad 3GHz @4GHz gfx: Radeon R9 290 psu: Corsair ...
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What's a good PC config based on an AM3 motherboard that won't be bottlenecked?

I've recently acquired a GA-M68MT-S2 motherboard, which was lying unused with a friend. Just as a project, I want try and build the most powerful system possible using this as a base. This is only a ...
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Help updating PC for gaming

I am planning to update my PC by December, but I have some doubts. This is what I have now: Motherboard: Asus H77-Pro4-M (Socket 1155) CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.30GHz Graphics Card: Nvidia GTX 550 Ti ...
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I need a different CPU cooler

I am sitting here with the following specs: Case: Sharkoon REX8 Value Edition Black Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970-UD3 CPU: AMD FX-8320 CPU cooler: Thermalright Macho 120 When I first ordered my ...
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Choosing an Intel processor (i7/i5)

I am looking at buying a laptop for uni. Most of uni stuff won't need very good specs but I also want to play a few games on it. The laptop I am looking at has a choice of Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz ...
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Performance impact Intel Atom Server on Windows Server 2012 Essentials [closed]

I am looking at a inexpensive and low power home server to run Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2. I see there are some server versions of the Atom processor that have 2 to 8 cores and clock speeds in ...
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i5-6400 vs i3-4170 for playing sims 3

So I'm looking to buy a new desktop computer and I'm getting a little confused, my main concern is that it will be able to play the sim3 with multiple expansions. I found a computer that seems like it ...
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AMD FX-8320 or Intel Skylake i5-6500?

Is the AMD still viable? I'm looking at a mild upgrade to my existing rig, including video card and memory, not much else. I'm curious if the 8320 is still adequate considering the reasonable cost ...
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Macbook Pro 2016 for iOS Development?

I'm looking to buy a new Macbook to do Web, Android, and iOS development. I now from experience that web development is not an issue as I'm currently developing on my 2011 Macbook Air with 4GB RAM. I ...
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What cheaper CPU do you suggest for compiling C++ code binaries for Xeon E5 2600 v3?

I need to produce C++ code binaries to be used on a cluster with Xeon E5 2600 v3 dual-socket nodes. For confidentiality reasons the binaries can only be compiled locally so we have to build a smaller ...
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Replacement motherboard in fried laptop [closed]

So basically I have a laptop with a fried motherboard. Everything else works: HDD, RAM, CPU, screen etc. Replacing the motherboard is too expensive because it's half the price of the laptop and I'm ...
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Effective laptop intel processor for virtual machines

I would like to choose a new laptop and then run host OS (Win, Linux) and as many virtual machines as possible (Debian with DE, 384-512MB, for simple users, just to log in and check their emails via ...
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Deciding on PC upgrade path

I will understand if this is off-topic, I couldn't really understand the rules, but I saw some similar questions. I'll delete this if you consider it to be off-topic. This is my current PC: ...
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AMD Quad-Core A10-8700P vs Intel Core i7 5500U

I didn't use any AMD processor before, so things getting confusing for me. Someone is going to gift me a laptop. It has an AMD A10 processor here is the full specification I am a developer, I have ...
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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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What laptop suits me?

I usually use math and engineering sections so sorry if I missed section. I decided that I want to buy new laptop. Let me say that I am not considering Macbook pro, it's just too expensive.I don't ...
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Is there a CPU particularly well suited for solving MIPs with Gurobi?

I consider buying a new desktop computer and I work on academic MIP optimization problems with Gurobi. I know that GPUs cannot be leveraged by MIP solvers, so my question rather concerns the choice ...
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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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CPU upgrade for heavy IDE (Visual Studio)

In next months i am thinking about upgrade my pc workstation. I am thinking about 2 models: intel i7 8700k: less cores but better performance by one core amd ryzen 1800x: more core but less ...
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Which laptop do you recommend, i5 5287u with iris 6100 or i5 6200 with nvidia 920m?

I want to buy a laptop but I have a limited budget. I will install Ubuntu on it, and I use it for transcoding purposes, such as video editing, blender, audio-video conversion, so I need a CPU with ...
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What is the best cooling solution for ASRock C2750D4I Rack home NAS storage [closed]

I bought this bad boy today, but it runs kinda hot. If it gets hotter, is slows down its frequency. http://www.asrockrack.com/general/productdetail.asp?Model=C2750D4I#Specifications Can you guys ...
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CPU to run with GTX 950 [closed]

I am planning to buy computer with main target for games. I was looking through fat lists of CPU, GPU and other computer parts and I am a bit confused for now. The graphic card I have choosen is ...
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Upgrade path to raise performance in games

I want to upgrade my PC and I don't know which path should I choose. I want raise performance in games and be able to OC my PC which is not possible now because I have blocked CPU (without K). All my ...
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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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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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Reduce CPU Fan Noise on old AMD Athlon XP 1900+

I have an old PC Desktop running Linux lubuntu 17.10. It works well, but the noise of the CPU FAN is too high, and I would like to reduce that to almost nothing if possible! The hardware is : CPU: ...
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Low Budget with AM1 vs FM2 vs LGA1151

I'm building an extra PC, and for now I need purchase only a combo of motherboard + processor + memory. (I know 4Gb RAM is low memory, I want later add more 4Gb RAM) So, I did a research and I got ...
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Budget processor that supports hardware virtualisation [closed]

I have a basic laptop - an eMachines E732Z. It has an Intel Pentium P6200 processor. I need to run a 64-bit virtual machine, but I can't because the processor doesn't support VT-x. I therefore want ...
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Intel i7 4720HQ vs 6700HQ - worth it for Thunderbolt on gaming laptop?

Considering hardware for a gaming laptop. Not building my own, but found a great deal on a machine from last season still sporting a 4720HQ processor. Comparing benchmarks between the Haswell 4720HQ ...
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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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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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PC upgrade for the next few years

A few months ago I bought a new GPU (1060 GB) and my performance got higher from that. But now I see my CPU is not enough for what I am doing on my PC. So what I do on my PC? Play games. This part is ...

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