Windows 7 Boasts Better Multi-core, Support for up to 256 Cores
The company is taking multi-core performance very seriously
Microsoft is ready to put the Windows Vista era behind it and is moving on to a Windows 7 world starting October 22. Among Windows 7’s greatest strengths is a combination of power and efficiency. Faster and with new APIs like DirectX 11, the new OS looks to deliver impressive results, assuming driver makers can live up to their end of the bargain and write efficient drivers for the new OS.
One strength of Windows 7 that’s not always talked about, but is lurking under the surface of many of the operating system’s advancements is its improved use of multiple cores. With Intel and AMD flooding the market with multi-core designs, the gigahertz war is dead and a new war is brewing — a battle for the most cores, and the most efficient cores.
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