I've been looking at buying a notebook to play games, organise my digital life etc and had decided on something like an Evesham Voyager 710 plus - 256mb graphics, about 80gb hard drive and 512mb Ram. I stumbled across Rock's website and their dual core behemoth. Lo and behold, Dell followed and now have a dual core notebook. I had decided on a rock quattro T64 but is this dual core stuff a bandwagon worth jumping on? Will everything else be obsolete in 18 months? Hell, what is dual core?
I'm still basically a novice so any advice would be greatly appreciated
I like having it all new, I usually sell the old one off, but as the next one will have Vista, if it's released on time I'll be keeping this XP one. As I or rather the missus has a tonne of games that I spent a fortune on.
Buying dual core now is just future proofing your investment, we will eventually all be using software designed for dual cores.
We are heading towards multiple cores with less power/clock speed. Current processors are at the critical point where they won't get faster, so they are branching out and having multiple cores to accomodate this problem.
I remember when Hyper threading CPU's came out and we were all told that software has not been designed for it yet and that Hyper threading was the future.
I havent, heard or read much about HT recently and now with the Dual Core processors coming out, Will HT be put into the background and so will never really kick in as I suppose software designers will be designing for Dual Core. Or I could be mistaken and Dual Core and HT are the same?