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|User Info||Apple Preview (AAPL); entered at 2012-04-24 10:39:19|
Yeah it's the same problem with laptop and desktop machines, basically.....|
I just stuck a hex-core processor in my desktop machine. But the machine itself was a DX50SO motherboard (Intel) and a couple of years old -- LGA1366 socket. I did the processor upgrade as it was twice as fast as what I had in there before and has the AES instructions where the older one did not.
That's $500 to double the processing speed -- but if I didn't do a lot of video transcoding and such there would have been no reason to do it at all.
We're to the point where further hardware upgrades are of marginal utility -- we hit that on desktops a while back, then on laptops, now on phones. The Samsung GII I have is more than capable enough to do damn near anything -- what new feature set would entice me to upgrade? Not data speed -- I get ~20Mbps (!!) now. How much faster can you PERCEIVE on a handset with LTE over HSPA+? NOT!
Will I eventually get forced there? Yes, when this handset BREAKS.