Questions tagged [processor]

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

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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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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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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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Best value AMD CPU for under $70 [closed]

This CPU is for a gaming system under a tight budget. However, there is no need for an integrated GPU. In my current state, I am looking for the best AMD CPU available to buy. It can be any socket, as ...
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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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Recommended hardware upgrade for Editing/Gaming PC [closed]

Looking to upgrade my Computer which is used for Gaming, Image editing, Audio capture, Video editing & Recording. Current hardware: Processor: Intel Core i7-4771 Quad Core Socket LGA 1150 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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My gaming build - any suggestions? [closed]

Before you ask why I would spend around $800-850 dollars on a pc, it is just for a video. I'm not actually buying the parts. (Though I wish I could build it; as I never got to before) I'm making ...
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Best embedded Linux mid range processor with video capability

I want to get up and running fast with an embedded Linux processor eval board that is cheap but capable of processing video. edit: By processing video, I mean it should be able to take a 720p stream ...
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Which of these two PC builds would offer better performance?

Asus X99-A with USB3.1 Motherboard And Intel Core i7 5820K CPU Or Asus Z170-A Motherboard And Intel Core i7 6700K CPU The rest of the build (the same for both): Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S. RAM: 32GB (...
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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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New Gaming System - CPU [Romania]

I'm building a system to play the latest games at max settings at 1920x1080 and get as close to 30 FPS as possible within the budget. The trouble is that the website I'm buying from is in Romanian, ...
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New MB for current FX-6350 vs new MB/CPU for I3-4170 vs new MB/CPU for G3460? [closed]

Right now I have an AMD FX-6350 but I'm a dumbass and slightly caught my motherboard on fire. It's gotten slowly worse over the last two years, and now I can barely play any games less than 10 years ...
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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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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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Upgrade Laptop CPU [closed]

So, I've got an Asus k53sv laptop with an i7 2630qm processor and want to upgrade to an i7 3820qm. Their sockets and power consumption are the same, as listen on Intel's website, so I don't see why it ...
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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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Bottlenecking: GTX 970 & AMD FX-6300 [closed]

Alright, I am looking for a fairly priced CPU that will not hold back the ASUS STRIX GTX 970 very little or not at all. Preferably Intel, as their processor lineup shows to last longer for generations ...
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Which Intel CPU should I buy - Core i7-5820K or i7-6700K or i7-4790K? [closed]

I am confused about which one of these processors to buy. I will pair it with two NVidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti (SLI). Also, I don't plan on too many upgrades and also I won't be overclocking 'too much'. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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