I don't know about that...my transition from dual to quad had a noticeable improvement is overall fluidness if you will. For me, it's like when I went dual monitors. I just can't go backA minor amount of a 3rd core might come in handy in that uncommon and hypothetical situation, but still not enough to justify buying a quad for multitasking.
yeah... but i have like 30msn convo's openOh come on Squall, you can run those on a Pentium 3 if you want to. That's not insane multitasking.
Rather the encoding of a Bluray movie, while watching a Full HD one on a 24" screen, combined with some sort of distributed processing app that is multicore optimized. Then we're talking
Everything there but the emulator isn't constantly using the CPU and even when they do it's only in a minor way. Hell, you could run all that on a single core just fine.(1)Firefox
(3)Messenger apps on core
(4)Random Retro emulator.
I see, those weren't earthly situations to me, since I never have more than 10 tabs open unless doing heavy picture browsing or harvesting info from forums. And I usually stick with only 3 MSN convs max, the rest I just click away since I don't have time for them anyway. I see your point about those final two though. But unless VBA needs 2 cores of its own, the media player, msn and firefox (average user number of tabs, not yours ), could easily be done by a single core without sounds skipping anyway, I thinkyeah... but i have like 30msn convo's open
200 firefox tabs
i don't like media player skipping so into its own thread it goes
and VBA+Hq4x is a cpu killer.