CPU Trends

More so than any other part of our PC, the most exciting and interesting sub system is the processor. Heck, Gordon Moore, the visionary who coined Moore’s Law, worked for Intel. Furthermore, the processor of your PC defines the performance characteristics of your PC more so than any other sub system.

This section looks in depth at the world of processors. Roll over any chart for a more detailed analysis of the information. Also, the information is updated monthly, so come back often to see how the world of processors is evolving.

Processing Speeds Have Flattened Out

Desktops Continue to Be Equipped with Faster Processors

Desktop and Portables have Similar Numbers of Processors

Desktops Smoke Portables in Overall Computational Power

Intel Makes Turnaround After Years of Loosing Market Share

Australia Retains its number One status in The CPU Clock Rankings

Australia Is Gaining on Canada In The Most CPU’s/PC Contest

Canada Barely Wins The Gold in the CPU Olympics

Intel – Strong in ROW, Growing in Europe

Your Home PC Out-Computes your Work PC

Business Prefers Intel

Men Are Faster than Women

Men Have More Brains Than Women

Men Have 26% More Computational Power than Women

Women Lose Favor with Intel.

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21 thoughts on “CPU Trends”

  1. Is there someone out there who would be willing to give us “women” advice as how to upgrade her systemax desktop I would be so happy. We are wiser than you think about electronics but I must admit we do ask for help when we need to being we are more humble.

  2. I am a small time certified computer tech i do it on the side so to speak but the large majority of my customers are women ( not a bad thing just saying they can admit when they need help fixing something ) one of the main things they are concerned that they want to make sure is working 100% is pogo ( games ) and facebook which are both have low system requirements they do not need to upgrade all the time to play the new games as why their systems tend to be older.
    Again this is all generalization not a hard fast rule.

    Some of the men i have had for customers have been for some really stupid things. The best was one guy called me up because his system would not turn on. i was gonna try and talk over the phone a bit to try and hep him but insisted i come straight over, so i did. His computer would not turn on because he accidentally hit the power switch on the power supply to off. I hated charging him for an hour for that fix but i had to cover my gas and time driving out there. i can tell you i never had a woman be that impatient.

  3. Heather you need to chill out and stop taking things so personally he didn’t say woman don’t know nothing about pcs he said most and this is a fact , most woman don’t like change when it comes to technology and fare enough and woman are more likely not to change than men . im sorry but another fact

  4. the ability for technology to advance at the rate of which moore’s law describes is nothing short of miraculous innovation. the human race will be known for and most certainly changed forever simply by moore’s law. were will it take us in the next twenty years? i foresee some very interesting advances in processor technology that will have nothing to do with frequency either in megahertz, nor in gigahertz. rather processors will be rated in light speed or rather in time.

  5. Id like to know why it is men seem to think women dont know any thing about computers. some women know a hell of a lot more than some of you men that think you know everything.
    the person that has a newly built pc if its running xp its most likely 32bit and if you built it yourself you should know that, do your research before you build a pc. then you know what your getting.
    For BM who seems to think all women are idiots when it comes to the computer. this one im on right now has an AMD Turian(TM)64 x 2 processor is that from the year 2000 i dont think so. get your facts straight before you start putting every one in the same group.

  6. I’ve been building my own desktops since 1996. My first store bought PC was my laptop I got for going back to college 2 years ago and I paid $600 for it. The inexpensive laptop craze has hit the desktop market and home built market. I just recently updated my desktop because there are still games and such that I have that won’t run on anything less than a high end laptop. My case is probably 10 years old, I had to replace it changing from AT to PS/2 type board. What I have built is way cheaper than buying a box off the shelf and will always be.

  7. As a builder of desktop systems for many years now I am still at odds as to why people are happy to be manipulated by seemingly large companies blinding them with science and letting them lead them down a path to nowhere! Why not get off their backsides and do something with the tools in their hands and reap the benefits in return.

  8. If the woman are using single processor, which most of them probably are, how they run their programs? They must be using stuff from 2000 or something. Sure they’re running windows XP, but at the same time they use that useless Microsoft Works or something of the sort.

  9. The figures about power to gender are hardly unsurprising as blokes (I’m one of ’em) do tend to look at the figures and perhaps ignore almost everything else. Is there anything else?

  10. As a Canadian citizen I have to say that it is true that Canadian assemble there own, it is a trend and a good practice encourage by our education system to build new machines and upgrade older ones. But this goes also for the woman and the man.

  11. One statistic I would realy like to see is wether the computer being tested at the PC Pitstop site was originally built by the tester or bought already built.

    The question could be “did you assemble this computer from parts yourself?” The question would appear at the last stage of the test (before the results).

    I suspect Canadians roll their own more frequently than other nationalities, but even so it would be only a tiny percentage of all computer owners.

  12. What’s missing is a graph on how old the computers are. I suspect that Australia and Canada came out ahead because they are adding and upgrading their old computers at a faster rate then elsewhere.

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