Does compiling scale better with more CPU cores or faster cores?

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Kataiser, Aug 25, 2015.

  1. Kataiser

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    For example, the Intel Core i7-5930K and the I7-5960X. The first runs at a higher clock speed, but the second has 2 more cores. Which would compile a map faster?
     
  2. YM

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    I'm not entirely sure, however my quadcore i7 from 6 years ago is really nice and fast, so any modern i7 is going to be so fast you really wouldn't care if it could be a few seconds faster.
     
  3. henke37

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    The compile tools are designed with multithreading in mind, they do use multiple cores where possible.
     
  4. Kataiser

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    Needs more cores. Got it.
     
  5. Pocket

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    Pity it doesn't support OpenCL so my beefy graphics card could get in on the action.
     
  6. Hyperion

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    It will use all cores. I have 8-core FX-8320 and I get 99% load to all cores