I am building a new computer i am thinking about amd 16 core server cpu http://www.pricewatch.com/gallery/cpu/opteron_6276
or a amd http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103961
or an intel cpu of some kind
i am really leaning towards a 16 core for several reasons
now i am decent at computers and knowledge about all of things ingeneral
except this area since i havent had a new desktop since 2007
i think 16 cores would be better than the amd fx 8 core since i do alot of multi tasking and i have an old q6600 quad core and really boggs down with everything i have open esp with hundreds+ of firefox windows open and watching videos get really choppy plus other programs i run the exprereance goes from flowing like water to molasses
if i have a question
is firefox muti threaded or is there a way to run or choose which tabs/windows run on which cpu and or a way to run mutiable instances of firefox and retain all my data from each one since running muti firefox could corrupt or not write to the files also
i just thought this up could i use firefox sync to sync between all firefox's running and have a seperate install for each.
i really like firefox portable on windows is there one for linux / or one in development?
or would it be better to buy an i7 or fx-8 core and over clock to lets say 5 or 6 ghz for amd
and how many programms are coming to opencl in linux for useage of the gpu in the program?
and the other reason i wanted the amd 16 core i can easily buy another one and a new mainboard and have 32 cores and more ram
any help would be greatly apreacated.
and i like to play chess would more cores help calcuate the computer chess strategy quicker?
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and because i q660 doesnt suport vitualization