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Core-blimey! Intel's Core i9 18-core monster – the numbers

Adam 52 Silver badge

I haven't really cared about desktop CPU performance in years. The limiting factor on performance these days seems to be whether the bloated apps have consumed all the memory and started thrashing, if whether the badly written JavaScript has got stuck in an infinite loop or the anti-virus has taken it upon itself to scan every DLL load.

More cores is nice, but only because it gives you a working core to use to kill the aforementioned JavaScript process.

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