Originally Posted by Rigs11
they've been saying that for years. What applications are going to use quad cores? If we take your hypothesis and open up a bunch of programs at once, he'll probably run out of ram before processing power.If we're doing rendering that relies on the processor(3ds Max),then yeah the quad would be better. for everyday use go with the dual core and spend the money saved on lap dances.
As I said, that would be looking to the future. He said he wants it for 5 years. Do you realize how much changes every 5 years? Programs will take advantage of quad cores a lot better in the next couple years. He also has a dual core and quad core that are the exact same price picked out. I'm not sure what you are talking about with the money.
If this is your reasoning, he could get a single core CPU that is really fast and not see a difference with what he is doing. I am just giving what is best. Faster clocked dual cores will run current and old programs about the same or better. Slower clocked quad cores will run future programs better. Faster clocked quad cores will run everything better.