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Performance Monsters from AMD: Dual-Core CPUs in a Dual-Processor Workstation

Started by: Jizzler | Date 09/17/05 08:45:23 AM
Comments: 44 | Last Comment:  04/21/07 02:08:07 PM

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Would a dual Processor/Dual Core system help with gameplay (If not today how about down the road) And are there any motherboards out there that will allow dual proccessors and SLI for dual graphics cards?
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Eventually yes. Today? I'd go no less than dualcore (dual core single cpu, two single cpus). A number of games are setup for Hyperthreading/multi-processes and back when I tested them, a dual AthlonMP 1.2Ghz box took down an AthlonXP 1.8Ghz. Support is only going to get better.

And a news story I read here at Xbit said that nVidia is going to release optimized drivers to increase performance on dual-core boxes.

If you want to start with two single core cpu's and have the upgrade path for tons of RAM (caching!) and dual dual-core cpus here are a couple:

http://www.tyan.com/products/html/thunderk8we.html

http://www.iwill.net/product_2.asp?p_id=96&sp=Y (SLI = two x8 slots)

http://www.supermicro.com/Aplus/motherboard/Opteron/nForce/H8DCE.cfm

While I like Tyan, I'm leaning towards the Supermicro board because of the extra PCI-E x4 slot and SATA ports.
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"AutoCAD doesn’t support multi-threading"???

From the help in acad 2006:
The WHIPTHREAD System Variable in acad 2006 is normally ´1´ wich means ´Regeneration multithreaded processing only; regeneration processing is distributed across two processors on a multiprocessor machine.´
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