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    8 cores on a laptop?

    Does such a thing even exist? I've googled around, but haven't found anything that says: YES, OUR LAPTOPS HAVE 8 CORES!!! explicitly.

    I've found most high-end laptops armed with an Intel i7, which, I believe, is a quad-core. Am I wrong?

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    Re: 8 cores on a laptop?

    The new i7 Haswell is still a quad core but from what I heard on Techzilla it's power consumption is suppose to be very low so your laptop battery will last some 30% longer. Never heard of an Octal Core processor but I guess you could set up a mother board with dual quad core processors and have an Octal core machine, not sure why you'd want to do it though.

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    Re: 8 cores on a laptop?

    Quote Originally Posted by YourSurrogateGod View Post
    Does such a thing even exist? I've googled around, but haven't found anything that says: YES, OUR LAPTOPS HAVE 8 CORES!!! explicitly.

    I've found most high-end laptops armed with an Intel i7, which, I believe, is a quad-core. Am I wrong?
    An i7 quad-core machine will appear to have 8 cores to the OS, due to Intel's hyper-threading.

    The only 8-core processors I know of are AMDs, and Samsung's new Exynos chip in international (ie. not US or Canada-bound) Galaxy S4s...

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    Re: 8 cores on a laptop?

    Yeah, the upper level of the mobile Core i7 range is quad core with hyper-threading, the lower end i7s and all i5s are dual core.

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    Re: 8 cores on a laptop?

    Quote Originally Posted by YourSurrogateGod View Post
    Does such a thing even exist?
    Yes they do.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0kxNy1Dmtc

    There are more but you have to search for them.

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    Re: 8 cores on a laptop?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeb85 View Post
    An i7 quad-core machine will appear to have 8 cores to the OS, due to Intel's hyper-threading.
    Aaaah, maybe that's it.

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    Re: 8 cores on a laptop?

    Quote Originally Posted by mips View Post
    Yes they do.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0kxNy1Dmtc

    There are more but you have to search for them.
    I hate to be a stinker, but it doesn't say terribly explicitly that there are 8 cores in that thing (or am I missing something?)

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    Re: 8 cores on a laptop?

    Quote Originally Posted by YourSurrogateGod View Post
    I hate to be a stinker, but it doesn't say terribly explicitly that there are 8 cores in that thing (or am I missing something?)
    Well the video heading says 8-core and also mention the xeon cpu which I know does 8-cores.

    What do you want, a guy screaming at the beginning of the video 'this is an 8-core laptop'?

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    Re: 8 cores on a laptop?

    Why do you need 8 cores on a laptop? Surely the other components of the computer would bottleneck the CPU's tremendous power (or not so tremendous - power and heat constraints). An 8 core desktop is a different story.

    An 8 core mobile CPU would probably use slow cores, resulting in lower speeds in real life use.
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    Re: 8 cores on a laptop?

    8 cores on a laptop is like 3 engines on a pushbike. It's really unnecessary and I don't see why you would want more than 4-6 on a laptop.

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