View Full Version : Anyone still on a single core processor

2012-04-19, 1:35 PM
Anyone still on a single core processor? If yes why?:P

while your here and may not have a single core cpu, which model cpu you got?

Me i got an amd 245 2.9 ghz dual core good for gaming and general use.

2012-04-19, 1:39 PM
2 gems in one day. It's like Forumopolis had the #1 overall pick in the poster draft.

Edit: to answer the question, i doubt many people here have a single core any more. I have an i7, AMD 2.0GHz dual-core, and am posting using a machine equipped with an i5.

2012-04-19, 2:03 PM
I am still on a single core; a netbook. Why? Because you haven't purchased a new, high speed gaming rig for me, Primordal.

2012-04-19, 2:10 PM
Much to the chagrin of programmers, the day of single processors is over.

2012-04-19, 2:11 PM
I am just going to leave this (http://rlv.zcache.com/your_youre_poster-r0f35bde129414732b81135264b2cf5c0_ahjs_400.jpg) here.

Ash Plissken
2012-04-19, 2:26 PM
My laptop at home is still a single-core, because I got it a few years ago and it was a better deal than the duo-core ones. I probably won't be able to afford to replace it for a while yet.

2012-04-19, 2:40 PM
Much to the chagrin of programmers, the day of single processors is over.WHaaa? 'Tis a glorious time, once you wrap your head around multi-threading.

2012-04-19, 3:02 PM
WHaaa? 'Tis a glorious time, once you wrap your head around multi-threading.
Don't get me wrong, I enjoy multi-threaded programming and at least things ARE getting faster (I even work with distributed systems professionally). But there was a period of time where code got 2x faster every 18 months with no work from the programmer. That is no longer the case, and while multi-threaded code can deliver, it is fraught with issues.

I mean, Ruby and Python have pretty shitty multi-threading out of the box, the JVM has a very powerful memory model but that generally involves writing Java (or you can use something like JRuby or Scala, which are good choices). You can use Erlang or something, but that is a very niche, very different language... I didn't say that a good programmer can't deal with it or relish in the challenge, but it's going to put a strain on the mainstream of programmers.

2012-04-19, 3:07 PM
All that is true, Wooh. Can't say I disagree, though if you're a programmer and have trouble or don't like learning new ways of doing things, you're in the wrong line of work.

2012-04-19, 3:10 PM
I was on a single core up until about two months ago.

Not everyone has the cash or the care to upgrade a computer until the old one is driven into the ground. I average about every 6 to 7 years between upgrades. I could probably even rattle off the years I upgraded PCs - 1992, 1995, 2000, 2007, and now 2012.

2012-04-19, 3:16 PM
My work PC was a single core Pentium 4 until a week ago.

2012-04-19, 3:17 PM
Yeah, I think 2007ish was about when single-cores were phased out. I've had my AMD dual core for about that long, because at the time that was my only option without getting a scummy Duron.

2012-04-19, 3:43 PM
I still have an Athlon XP and an Athlon 64 in desktops, but my laptop I got last year has an AMD Fusion APU.

2012-04-19, 3:59 PM
the only desktop I have is a XMD 64 Athlon
still runs great when I use it.
I am getting it cleaned up and set up for my dad and giving it to him as well as a new monitor and peripherals for his bday. I can't believe how well this baby runs still.

for my personal and work laptops I have i7 quad power houses :D SSDs and all

2012-04-19, 4:04 PM
No, even my smartphone and tablet are dual-cores (Exynos and A5). My HTPC is an old E6600, also dual-core. My main PC is a i7 920 with four cores. My notebook is a i5 with two cores. My pocket calculators and Wireless router are probably the only single core things left in my home.

Packin' Fists
2012-04-19, 4:08 PM
Man even my phone has a fecken dual-core.

2012-04-19, 4:19 PM
but ya packin' and Decius are right just about everything else I own has 2 or more cores lolz

about to be picking up another desktop from a friend though :)

The Conqueror Worm
2012-04-19, 4:28 PM
athlon 64 what what