Looking at a H370 Motherboard: the GIGABYTE H370N-WiFi
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  • HStewart - Saturday, April 07, 2018 - link

    A lot of this dependent on how the OS is written and how designed of system. Having two different systems is typically better than a single system - because even though systems has advance in number of cores. The major limiting factor is IO on systems

    You can always get by with one PC but you will still be single threaded with IO for example disk storage. Yes applications can be multithread in designed but when it finally goes to write it to storage - the problem is that area must be handle serially eventually. Similar aspects happen in video - but todays video maybe handle some what especially if more than one monitor is involved.
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  • Nozuka - Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - link

    wow their lineup is such a mess now... Reply
  • close - Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - link

    And the mess doesn't stop there:
    "It is worth noting that the 35W TDP value is only valid when the CPU is at its base frequency, which in this case is 2.4 GHz"

    So... a meaningless figure. Might as well go with "0W TDP... but only valid when completely off".
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  • euskalzabe - Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - link

    Yup! Reply
  • goatfajitas - Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - link

    Yeah, that chart on page 1 says it all. The 8th gen is a huge mess. Fortunately for Intel, most of their customers only know "i7 = best" and buy it anyhow. Reply
  • Ratman6161 - Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - link

    I know all about that. Last year we bought a round of thin and light laptops where the users were stamping their feet and insisting they needed i7's. At first I tried hard to explain to them that in the 7th gen mobile "U" cpu's there was practically no difference (and definitely no difference they would notice) between an i7U and an i5U. We bought the i5's and they were P.O'd but they wouldn't have been happy no matter what we gave them. I was very sorely tempted to order a set of Intel i7 Inside stickers to put on them - you can actually buy them on Amazon:) Reply
  • Icehawk - Thursday, April 05, 2018 - link

    My manager just didn’t understand why I said buying an i7 laptop doesn’t solve our performance problems - we aren’t ordering the 4 core model, not sure why our vendor hasn’t tried to upsell at least. Yes, I want some fries with that dammit. Reply
  • Chaitanya - Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - link

    Stupid marketing of i7+ , what's next brainfart from this marketing team? Reply
  • goatfajitas - Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - link

    Actually the issues were process related and continued delays on 10nm parts... The marketing is a BS reaction to try and sell more parts and "slap some lipstick on that pig". Most of their customers don't know or care about the differences, they just want the current "i5" or "i7" part and buy it. Reply
  • nukunukoo - Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - link

    Here's to hoping for a surprise 6-core, 32GB Macbook Pro this year... Reply

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