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hi guys!

I do alot of work in cinema4D just for fun. i know on higher apps you can specify how many threads to use. if i set it to optimal, it uses only 2 threads to render. However, i can specify, 1, 2, 4, 8. So for laughs i set it to 4. 4 Render lines come down the screen. sweet. i know i couldnt do that on 2 CPU X86 machines.

But overall, is it really faster? less accurate? any downfalls?

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IMO that is the great thing about dualies... faster render times (PS, C4D, FCP, etc.) They'll split your work between the CPUs, making it at least half the time depending on your RAM and bus speed. If you have a dual G5, well, you have fast times ahead.
When I work in Cinema, I love how my DP G4 sends down two lines instead of one. I haven't had any qualms with the performance.
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yea, lol but try 4 or 8 , its SWEET, its only 2 CPUs, yet rendering like theres more

ive heard stability issues when going as high as 8 though.

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