Questions tagged [processor]

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Will eight cores in a CPU become more relevant in the future for gaming and VR? [closed]

I am deciding which parts to include in my PC, primarily aimed towards gaming. My last PC lasted 7 years so longevity is the key for this build. Obviously no one can know the future so I'm just ...
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Quiet Cpu Cooler for 4690k @ stock

I am looking to make my PC a little more quiet. When I game sometimes I can hear my stock 4690k fan speed up. I am trying to figure out what my best option is for quiet cpu coolers at a reasonable ...
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Should I switch from intel core i3 2100 to i5 2500k or i7 2770k for easy working in android studio in 2019

I currently own an old pc with 2gb ram, i3 2100 and with no gpu. So i am thinking to upgrade it to i5 2500k or i7 2700k with 16 gb ram, nvidia 710 2 gb vram and 320 gb ssd Will it be enough to carry ...
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Confusion regarding price difference in two laptops [closed]

I have been considering buying a new laptop and got puzzled regarding price differences between this two models: HP Envy 13-ah0042tu 2018 13.3-inch Laptop (8th Gen Intel Core i3-8130U/4GB/128GB/...
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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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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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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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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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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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Best inexpensive processor for R statistical simulation

I am choosing a processor for a new PC for parallel floating point computations in R. My tasks are very like Monte Carlo simulations, so the performance is nearly proportional to the number of cores ...
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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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Which computer to buy out of the following 3?

I am going to be buying a new computer but I am stuck between the following three choices. I would appreciate any advice that would help me make the best decision. Computer Use: Office suite:...
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Fast(est) compatible CPU for Acer j87m motherboard

Pc: Acer G600 desktop (standard configuration / no replaced components) Motherboard: Acer j87m CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.60GHz GPU: ALL-IN-WONDER 9000 RAM: 512 MB --> Will be upgraded to 2GB (...
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Choosing a motherboard + CPU combination upgrade

I have an old Dell Studio XPS 8100 that has been updated rather haphazardly. Now I would like more expansion slots and a faster CPU. I don't know what motherboard + CPU combination would be a good ...
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Does the ASUS Micro ATX PRIME B550M-K motherboard support Ryzens 5xxx series out of the box?

I hope you can guide me, there is the motherboard ASUS Micro ATX PRIME B550M-K based on the AM4 socket, the idea is to pair it with a Ryzen 3/5/7 5xxx. But since the majority of the motherboards ...
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Processor Choice for Deep Learning PC

I'm planning to build a PC for deep learning and computer vision, but I'm really confused about which processor I should get. I've read too many articles about it, and still couldn't decide. Currently,...
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Questions I have about my custom high-end water cooled PC before I buy

Hello Fellow PC Builders, I have meticulously sifted through each and every component on PC Specialist in the Liquid Cooled PC builder in an attempt to build my dream PC. I do have some questions ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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Recommendation a GPU upgrade for old computer

I am currently building a new PC so I'm looking to give away my previous self build from 2011'ish to the kids. What I was wondering is would a modern graphics card, say something like a GTX 1660Ti be ...
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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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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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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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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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Quad Core Q8400 vs Xeon X5470

Recently I using Quad Core Q8400 with Asus P5g41t - mlx within FSP Aurum 650 Watt 80 Gold plus. OS Windows 10. I've planning to upgrade my processor to xeon X5470. I used my desktop to design graphic....
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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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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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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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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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Choosing a CPU for gaming/development PC

I am going to be building a PC and i have chosen all components, but the CPU. I have stopped on i7-6700k and i7-6800k. I know that for gaming the i7-6700k will have better performance, but i am going ...
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Motherboard recommendation for G3258 OC

I am interested to build a new desktop PC having as starting point G3258 CPU overclocked at 4-4.5GHz. It's well known the fact that the overclocking subject regarding this CPU it's pretty twisted. I'...
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Looking for dual-CPU capable motherboard that is compatible with 2 Intel Celeron G1840 processors?

Looking to build a value-gaming PC, and it seems like Celeron processors are very cheap for the performance they provide. I am okay with server motherboards, no preference. Any additional ...
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Old motherboard with new graphics card

The time has come for me to upgrade from my nVidia GTS250 graphics card to a newer and better one. I'd like to go for the GTX 960 or 970 (4gb) series since I want to keep the card for the next 3-5 ...
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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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New CPU Upgrade And Requirements To Run Software

I current have AMD Athalon 2 X3 445 CPU on a Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3 AMD 770 DDR3 1666(OC) Soket AM3 Anakart motherboard. I haven't upgraded my PC In a while but I've just bought an Oculus Quest 2 AR ...
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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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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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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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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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Blockchain hyperledger CPU

I am building a PC with the purpose of creating Blockchain applications. I would much appreciate recommendations for CPUs. Around the price range of '$300-$450'
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Suggestioned upgrades for a old Dell Studio XPS 8100

I have been meaning to upgrade my desktop though i am not sure what would be best. Though admittedly i have not kept up to date with hardware so i am completely green in regards to where my specs ...

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