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Speedmonk42
02-02-2010, 07:54 PM
Anyone use this CPU with LW?

I am guessing the 2.8Ghz single core works when interacting with LW, and then use the quad for rendering?

Does it switch dynamically or in a friendly way?

Thinking of getting a new laptop, and I am curious how this works.

Thanks,
JM

JonW
02-03-2010, 01:02 AM
The current CPUs when running on one core ups the speed automatically, you can fine tune in bios. Most programs run on 1 core only, some on 2, few on 8 or 16 cores.

Or in my case with 2 x W5580 CPU in a box (8 real cores or 16 virtual cores) I get 1 core at 3.466 Ghz (good for Modeler), 2 at 3.333, or all 16 at 3.200 Ghz (good for rendering)