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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 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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What processor should I choose?

I am planning to buy a laptop . I have selected two . One has a 8th generation 1.80GHz core i7 processor and other has 7th generation 2.70 Ghz core i7 processor . Shall I emphasize on clock speed or ...
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Let's discuss on the parts of my friend's new PC build [closed]

Here is my list of the parts on amazon of the new PC i am going to build for my friend. I need some experienced advice if that build is okay on that ~700 pounds budget or how it can be better on the ...
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AMD vs Intel prices? [closed]

I am and looking to purchase a new desktop as my current one is about 6 years old. I don't keep up with the latest in terms of hardware, and as I am looking and researching, I am surprised by an ...
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How to use NVLink instead of PCIe / Override PCIe Lanes? [closed]

Everywhere on internet i read about NVLink is more powerful than PCI lanes connection. OK, right. But now, i would use this power on my future computer for deeplearning (especially Resnet/TensorFlow ...
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Looking to upgrade my CPU while avoiding the Intel Management Engine or AMD Platform Security Processor

Background There are numerous problems with the Intel Management Engine and the AMD Platform Security Processor or similar always-on master key "backdoors". Both practical, and (most importantly) ...
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What is a price efficient parallel number crunching server?

I'm looking for a server to run large number of parallel processes for statistical calculations (Ubuntu + Python). Currently we use 2x16 cores and 512Gb RAM (disk is of secondary importance): ...
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Best CPU Generation to work with 2 GTX 960 4GB in SLI?

I'm doing a cost analysis for a friend who wants a "budget" gaming system that run most modern titles on medium to ultra settings with decent fps, like ETS2, GTA5 and Fallout4. So far, he is dead ...
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Budget Programming and Image Editing laptop under 300 Euros (Spain)

I need a laptop for entry level programming (small projects) in Java, SQL, PHP and various other languages, as well as various image editing tasks with photos smaller than 12 MP. I've done some ...
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What is the most powerful processor you can use for an Alienware 17 R3 laptop? [closed]

If you can't name just one, name a few. In this case, price does not matter. Thanks.
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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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Kaby Lake i5 or Coffee Lake i3

I'm about to embark on my 1st self build and want to spec a machine for general home use to include for general office duties, hobby photo editing using elements, organising my music collection and ...
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What to upgrade first from an ancient system

It's my birthday coming up and I'm hoping for some money to put towards my gaming pc build. The parts of the build that are important to my question are: i5 2500 + any eBay 1155 mobo 8gb ddr3 (4gb now ...
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PC for Animation and Film software - Maya, Nuke, Houdini, Cubase

I need a new PC, because my old one, doesn't hold up for my use anymore. He's slow has a long loading time and crashes a lot... I'll use it mainly for the following programmes: Maya, Nuke, Houdini, ...
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CPU and GPU for high-end terminal server balanced against low energy consumption, and low heat

UPDATE 1, 2, 3 at the end My first post on Hardware Recommendations. Incidentally, my question also pertains to my first time building a "computer". So heads up, there will be many factual errors ...
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Ryzen 5 or 7 CPU for Davinci Resolve 14

I am looking to build an editing PC and one of the crucial components is CPU. However, it seems like Davinci Resolve run almost entirely on the GPU, and the GPU I have is the RX560 4GB. I am ...
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Compatibility of the processor with the motherboard

I have a motherboard Hi-Fi a70u3p (http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/ru/mb/introduction.php?S_ID=773) and I need to buy an intel core i5 6600 or equivalent processor. Does this motherboard support this ...
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Workstation for Deep Learning in Pakistan

I need to buy or build a machine for my research in Deep Learning and Computer Vision. I read in some tutorial about building a machine for Deep Learning, it suggested using a CPU with minimum 8 Cores,...
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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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Choice of single-board computer for video output in embedded system

I am developing a product that incorporates various sensors and actuators, and also a monitoring display (5" 800x480 TFT LCD HDMI). Right now I have everything figured out with an Arduino handling ...
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motherboard with three or four sata3 ports , socket compatible with cheap processor (for a diy NAS) [closed]

I have decided to mount my own nas in a relatively cheap way. I found a motherboard with enough sata3 ports for my needs (ASRock A320M-DGS) and a cheap processor (AMD A4-4000). The only issue is that ...
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Can I change laptop 's quad core processor with dual core processor? [closed]

I have Asus x553MA laptop with quad core processor Intel® Bay Trail-M Quad Core Pentium N3540 Processor, Specs here https://www.asus.com/Laptops/X553MA/specifications/ can I replace it with with ...
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LGA1366 Motherboard compatiable with Xeon E5640 Quad Core CPU?

I'm looking for a motherboard that is compatible with the CPU in question, but it must be with in my $130 Budget. I'm looking for a board suitable for budget gaming. The board must have: 2+ DDR3/...
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How can I upgrade my Laptop Asus X553 MA Pentium Quad-Core N3540 2.16 GHz ~ 2.66 GHz Processor [closed]

I am a .NET developer and need to work with Visual Studio 2015, SQL server etc. I am ready to spend INR 6000 K(100 US $). Details below: Laptop : Asus X 553 MA Processor : Pentium® Quad-Core N3540 ...
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Where can I buy Intel Atom processor

I want to buy Intel Atom C2550 but could not find it online. anyone knows where I can buy one? Thanks
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TS140 Lenovo ThinkServer i3-4150 CPU upgrade LGA 1150 i3-4150 to e3-1276v3 or e3-1226v3?

I have TS140 server running Ubuntu and several vm's for apps, web, MySQL. Looking to upgrade CPU from stock i3-4150. It is LGA 1150 (H3) socket. I have the newer motherboard. Is e3-1230v3, e3-...
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Silent cooler recommendation for the i3-7100?

I am currently using the stock cooler for the i3-7100 and should have heeded the warnings that it is incredibly loud (it is seriously unbearable). I am looking for the quietest cooler I can find. 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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CPU recommendation for a GPU workstation, the following Intel comparison?

I am looking at getting a CPU from the following list: Intel Xeon E3-1220v6 Intel Core i5-7600 Intel Core i5-7600K Here is a comparison of these CPUs on the Intel website for your convenience. I ...
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Is underclocked Xeon e3-1230v3 the same as e3-1230Lv3?

I am looking for a low wattage CPU with relative high performance. I read on several places, that underclocking or undervolting cheaper normal processors (e.g. Xeon e3-1230v3) can have the same result ...
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i3 3100T power consumption

Has anyone information on the real-life power consumption of an Intel i3 7100T? I know that the thermal design power is rated 35W, but how much power does it need in idle or low workload situations? ...
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Desktop PC Xeon CPU Optane SSD

I am looking to make a new desktop PC purchase and I would like to utilize the new optane technology for overall performance as well as speeding up my HDDs. I'm going with a Xeon as opposed to a core ...
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PC Benchmarking for QGIS?

I've just started working as a GIS technician in a land agency firm. I'm handling large datasets such as historic house sales (~500,000 rows of data per year) and executing heavy duty operations, sub-...
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GPU and CPU support for Fedora Linux? [closed]

I have three specific questions: AMD vs Nvidia: Which company has the most painless graphics drivers? I would prefer to avoid compiling drivers, but if that's required, I will do it. Is a GPU ...
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Recommended enterprise server for build, CI and CPU intensive tasks

I'm looking for a server capable of performing the following tasks: Can be used as a build-server (we have several developers using Microsoft Team Foundation Services) Continuous integration of ...
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i7-4790 vs i7-4790K [closed]

A few months ago I bought an i7-4790 with the hopes of overclocking it. Now I've got a pretty good cooler with the CPU running at 40 degrees celsius at max. workload. I soon realised, I needed the K-...
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6x Dual Slot GPUs on SM 2028GR-TRHT

I am not extremely familiar with hardware. This question might be easy to answer. This server has been advertised to handle 6 GPUs. My question is that can it support 6 Dual Slot/Double Width GPUs (...
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Recommended hardware for ffmpeg/vlc

I need to create a video matrix. 4 video HD streams in (10MB/s each, 1080p), 1 HD stream out. This can be done with ffmpeg and vlc. This will be done on a CLI linux server. In test everything is ...
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Advanced Passive Cooling Solution Needed (for Xeon Phi)

Premise I have seen interesting external vacuum/clamp on coolers that are mounted on laptops to cooldown the hot air around the fan as seen here. As laptops don't have liquid cooling, this seems to ...
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Looking for PC upgade

Hello community, Back in 2013 and build my own PC finaly. But nowdays i think its kind old for stuff i am doing at PCs. What I do on my pc now? I like playing games . Recently i discover That CS: ...
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Small, cheap processor with serial port and internet access

An old software question of mine looks like it would benefit from some hardware. Basically, I have a web page and want it to communicate via HTTP to a small controller, which will read a string from ...
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Why are these Micro-ATX motherboards different sizes [closed]

I just bought a new case that is made for mini or micro atx motherboards. The Bitfenix Prodigy M. At first, I got an MSI B150M Pro-VD Micro ATX motherboard, and it wasn't ideal because I got a ...
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Faster SSD (PCIe) vs faster processor

I'm looking to buy a new laptop, and I've narrowed it down to two models, with the only difference between them being the processor. The first model has an i5-6300HQ, and the second one has an i7-...
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Which (better Intel) CPU gives the highest per-core speed? [closed]

I am thinking about buying a CPU to use for a Minecraft server -- the problem is that Minecraft is very bad at hyperthreading, only actually using one core. So it doesn't matter if my CPU has 2, 4 or ...
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Which Dedicated Server for FFMPEG?

My website converts video to audio and video to video using FFMPEG (full Centos 64bit install). Mostly i got multiple conversions (10-20) real time. I use cache for already converted audios/videos. I ...
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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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Processor socket, 2011-v3, 1151 or 1150?

I am preparing to build a new tower, the first in a long time, and am aiming for it to be a "baseline" for upgrades for a long time. It will be used with a dual boot Windows 7 / Debian, Windows for ...
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Fastest device to perform single-threaded SHA256 hashing

I am in the process of designing a cryptographic Proof of Storage (PoS) that relies on single threaded computation of SHA256 hashes. In practice, my algorithm is equivalent to computing for some ...
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Should I upgrade my computer? [closed]

I hope that I can get a solution for my issue. I have two computers: One is an AsusN56VJ laptop, a little bit old: The configuration is: i5 323M (2 physical cores with 4 threads) 2.6 GHz. 6 GB of ...
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How to determine if I can just upgrade the CPU or if have to upgrade the whole motherboard? [closed]

I have a somewhat old Dell Precision T7500 desktop with this 64-bit Intel Xeon CPU: http://ark.intel.com/products/48768 I have been thinking about upgrading this CPU to an Intel i7 CPU. It looks ...