Intel has announced that a 6 core central processor unit will hit stores in mid-2008. Which begs one to ask…..should we wait for 8 cores or more?  I would. After all, you don’t want to buy a CPU that is going to be replaced with a higher core count in a month or two. Of course you could settle for AMD’s puny 3 core unit, for those who are on a limited budget.

Yes, I am being sarcastic. So while I am in a sarcastic mood, what the heck happen to 64 bit anyway? The unfortunate facts are that software has not kept up with the faster multi-core CPU’s nor has it even made a dent in the 64 bit field. Which also brings up another point. Are these new and faster multi-core processors really making our lives easier for the average computer user?

Will using a 4,6 or 8 core processor make your fingers type faster? Will the Internet work faster?  Will you be able to receive more email messages with a faster processor?

What do you think? How many cores will be enough for Joe and Sally average?

Comments welcome.

[tags]intel, amd, processors, speed, 64 bit, software, performance,  [/tags]