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Will V4 benefit from the new I9 18 core processors

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Intel just announced a new line of CPU with up to 18 cores. I think I read that Rob said version 4 was using all the cores in his CPU. Maybe version 4 really improved the multi thread usage. If so, these new chips will really be good for simmimg.

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At 2000$ USD a pop?  I have no idea, may be Rob A. with his inside line to LM?  But seriously if the current code is not good enough with 4 cores, throwing more cores at it won't do anything at all.

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Yeah...May be you could run AI, road traffic, flight model, weather, chaseplane etc on separate cores ...

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Perhaps a bit pricey for the i9 18 core, but if P3d v4 truly utilizes multi-core as the O.P. proposes even the more modest CPU sporting more than 4 physical cores will be more useful.

 

I actually have it (P3d v4)  installed, but until all the add-ons that I use are ported over, my rig's performance with the vanilla install is promising ... nothing more.

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clarify that P3D v4 was installed not i9 18 core CPU

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I've got a 10/20 core i7 6950x - it does use the extra cores, but the bottleneck is still the thread on Core 0 which is always at 100%, while the others are much less loaded. Unfortunately, Core 0 isn't always the fastest core either. There needs to be a way to specify which Core this main thread should run on.

 

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1 hour ago, srce said:

There needs to be a way to specify which Core this main thread should run on

You might try using a BAT file (Google is your friend) to launch your Sim with a specific AF, or use Process Laso.

Best wishes!

 

 

 

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I am sure this time AMD cpus will be good enough.  From what i read the Ryzen chips are big deal.

If I am going to spend $2000 on a cpu, I know lot of fun ways to spend that money for example in Las Vegas (non-gambling uses...lol), and save money for real flight school and get private pilot license.

 

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1 hour ago, srce said:

I've got a 10/20 core i7 6950x - it does use the extra cores, but the bottleneck is still the thread on Core 0 which is always at 100%, while the others are much less loaded. Unfortunately, Core 0 isn't always the fastest core either. There needs to be a way to specify which Core this main thread should run on.

 

There's the answer then.

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2 minutes ago, DaveCT2003 said:

You might try using a BAT file (Google is your friend) to launch your Sim with a specific AF, or use Process Laso.

Best wishes!

 

 

 

Do not use PL with P3D ! Set an AM in the P3D.cfg file .

PL can be used for all other addons. It is perfect ; I use it myself..

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So, is this 18 actual cores, or 9 real cores and 9 virtual ones? Not that it matters to 99.99% of the members of this forum, since nobody in their right mind would pay $2000 for a CPU. Right?

RIGHT???

:blink:

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1 hour ago, srce said:

There needs to be a way to specify which Core this main thread should run on.

This was done years ago using EFSA+M with one of my apps. Examples on my website forum Installation section.

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50 minutes ago, SteveW said:

This was done years ago using EFSA+M with one of my apps. Examples on my website forum Installation section.

Intel has a utility/driver Intel turbo boost max that directs app to the strongest core which the newer system identify and label in bios. You can also overclock this core more than the the others. I understand the new I9 chips will identify the top two cores.

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1 hour ago, Christopher Low said:

So, is this 18 actual cores, or 9 real cores and 9 virtual ones? Not that it matters to 99.99% of the members of this forum, since nobody in their right mind would pay $2000 for a CPU. Right?

RIGHT???

:blink:

What I read is 18 actual cores so 36 with hyper threading. Not sure size of market for it but if it gets the job done?

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To understand hyperthreading it is better to think of each HT core having multiple Logical Processors (virtual cores).

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6 minutes ago, SteveW said:

To understand hyperthreading it is better to think of each HT core having multiple Logical Processors (virtual cores).

OK...I am thinking....each HT core has multi Logical Processors (virtual cores)......still thinking....still thinking....sorry dude all I get is a headache!!:ohmy:

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