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News Windows 7 features improved multi-threading

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 4 Jun 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    Anyone keeping an eye on Task Manager or similar in Windows 7 will probably have spotted this - and while it's vastly improved over XP/Vista... 7 still doesn't do it perfectly. If I fire up something like video encoding with multiple stages (some of which are single threaded, some multi-threaded, the first single threaded run is spread over all the cores of my i7 rig. If multi-threading then kicks in and utilises, say, 90% of all 8 cores, when that completes and a single threaded run takes over again, it'll be at 100% on just one of the 8 cores, rather than randomly fluctuating across all 8. At least, that's what I've been seeing in build 7100. Microsoft might have improved it even more with newer builds.
     
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  4. Rich_13

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    Still its another bonus. Don't forget additional software needs to be written in a way which can utilise these cores as well...
     
  5. Madness_3d

    Madness_3d Bit-Tech/Asus OC Winner

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    I don't really see the hurrah about Intel's turbo mode.
    1) this is Bit-tech, owners of Lynnfield will be overclocking, hence turbo goes off
    2) it will be a while before we see LGA 1156 chips going into hte normal sub £300 machine that people seem to want and since when did those people need a self overclocking quad core anyway!
     
  6. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    I am in absolute amazement with how well Windows 7 has been, this is by far going to be one of the best OS I think I have ever used :)
     
  7. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    why would anyone turn off turbo mode?

    i5 will allow 8 threads together with proper bus to maximise its speed (rather than fsb)

    Win7 will be great, can't wait to get my hands on some SSD to use Win7
     
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