Here is an answer from MS for Windows and Multi core CPU's.
Windows 10 supports a maximum of two physical CPUs, but the number
of logical processors or cores varies based on the processor
architecture. A maximum of 32 cores is supported in 32-bit
versions of Windows 8, whereas up to 256 cores are supported in
the 64-bit versions.
Can it use them? Absolutely. Will the average person take
advantage of this much CPU power? Not likely.
These types of processors
seem to be aimed at the gaming market
Not at all. While games do require some CPU
horsepower, GPU power is often king in gaming. I doubt any game
would come close to using this much CPU (unless there was a bug)
anytime in the near future.
These types of CPU are more for data analytics and
number crunching, not for a home consumer. One could make the
argument that "more" is better, there are diminishing returns in
standard use environments.
There definitely are some applications that can take
advantage of such a high number of cores. Video editing, 3D
modeling, etc. However, that level of CPU power is not used by
the average user.
12/10/2019 1:58 PM, Randy Barnett via Groups.Io wrote:
There are very few programs that actually use more than one
core. This is another bit of hype from Intel. with that said AMD
has and has had multi core processors for a long time. If you
have programs that explicitly say they use multi core code then
that is when it really matters.
Actually I don't know if you can even buy a single core CPU
Single-core processors have
more or less been phased-out in favor of multi-core
processors since the early 2010s for
the mobile, desktop, and server markets. Single-core
processors can still be
found in various low-power, embedded, and special-purpose
applications and devices.Sep 6, 2017
On 12/8/2019 7:44 AM, Gerald Levy via
Be careful when evaluating processor speed. My understanding is
that AMD processors have only one core which means that even
though an AMD processor may be rated at a speed of say, 3.5
gHZ, it may not be as fast in real world use as a multicore
Intel processor rated at the same speed.
On 12/8/2019 10:32 AM, Chris Hill wrote:
Processor brand doesn't matter, it is
the speed of the processor that matters. There are some
pretty fast AMD processors out there, but there are some
laptop manufacturers that are happy to sell you something slow
and cheap even though you will be miserable. You can buy a
brand new laptop today that will be slower than a 6-year-old
mid-range desktop if you aren't careful.
Use the system section of control panel to find out what
processor you have, then go here:
and search it out in the chart and get the speed. Do the same
with any new computer you are looking at.
On 12/7/2019 16:23, Don H wrote:
Does Jaws 2020 run just as well on a
laptop running a AMD processor and graphics? Considering
purchasing a HP Envy 360 15z laptop