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Are there downsides to having more CPU cores?

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Answer #1 | 31/12 2013 07:34
As someone who owns an LGA2011 hexcore CPU with hyperthreading, the major downsides to more cores as far as Intel goes is the pricetag alongside the heat output due to increased power consumption. One thing to note though is that you're not constantly running at load so you aren't always drawing the maximum amount of power from the PSU for the CPU. My 3970X scales its clock up and down all over the place to minimize power usage.
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Answer #2 | 31/12 2013 03:19
The only day to day problem is power consumption, and cooling. Except that, you have no worries coming your way. That too if you consider it a problem, which it really isn't. These days CPU's are extremely power conservative.
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