wonderland Oct 26, 2012 @ 6:24pm
No 6-Core CPU Option [Steam LinuxSurvey]
1, Dual, 4, 8 Core (CPU's) only? Why not have a 6-Core in there also! (or even 3-Core CPU's also)
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Thann Oct 26, 2012 @ 6:54pm 
hex core here, I just said 4 =/
ResumeWizard Oct 26, 2012 @ 7:18pm 
Hex Cores and Tri Cores are inferior products.
Meyithi Oct 26, 2012 @ 7:19pm 
Originally posted by CVMagic:
Hex Cores and Tri Cores are inferior products.

My 3960x disagrees, although I guess Linux sees that as having 12 cores.
wonderland Oct 26, 2012 @ 7:52pm 
Originally posted by My 3960x disagrees, although I guess Linux sees that as having 12 cores. [/quote:

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3960x's have Hyper-threading. They're really only Hexa-Cores -- but they show up as 12 (Due to the virtual cores)
Last edited by wonderland; Oct 27, 2012 @ 11:12am
yzhernand Oct 26, 2012 @ 7:59pm 
Agreed: I use a hex-core as well. I also said "4-core". We'll see what happens!
confusis Oct 26, 2012 @ 9:12pm 
What about my 16 cores :(
fanta Oct 27, 2012 @ 12:06am 
I have a quad core. Including hyperthreading, I have a total of 8 cores. You can verify your cores by using:

$ lscpu | grep "CPU(s)" | head -n1

Should give you something like:
> CPU(s): 8
Hades Oct 27, 2012 @ 1:31am 
@spenzi|Fanta they ask you how many Cores you have, not the CPU count. CPU show: [Cores] * [Threads per Core]. You have 4 cores.
DaVince Oct 27, 2012 @ 2:52am 
Yeah, I have 4 CPUs but Hyperthreading makes that 8 cores. That's what speci|Fanta meant, too. lscpu just calls them "CPU(s)" too.
Kelytha Oct 27, 2012 @ 2:56am 
No. You have 1 CPU with 4 cores and 2 threads in each core (so 8 threads total). :)
The system of course sees all thread as a CPU, so the scheduler can do symmetric multiprocessing, and then simply let the CPU's own scheduler decide which piece of code should be executed at a given time. This takes off a lot of work from the OS, makes interrupts happen less often, and makes it very unlikely that a thread locks down your whole system.
znetroll Oct 28, 2012 @ 4:31am 
Originally posted by CVMagic:
Hex Cores and Tri Cores are inferior products.

Not quite correct. While many Tricores are indeed Quadcores with a disabled/broken core, this is not the case with most (if not all) Hexacores. My Phenom II 1055T for example has six cores on the die and six usable cores. Especially for the price at the time, it could not have been less inferior.
wonderland Nov 2, 2012 @ 1:29pm 
Good news everyone, they've updated the survey and added a 6-core option! (everyone who already submited a survey is able to go back and change their answer field.)
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