What is the max number of CPUs that can fit in a motherboard. Could I essentially have 4 quad core processors? Will this idea even work? Its based on the fact that Ivy Bridge i7s cost like $300. That makes it $1200 for 16-cores. Does that logic work? is there a limit on how many processors a motherboard can retain? I do a lot of editing and some 3d animation.
depends on the os and if the app was written to use more then one core. I have an i5 cpu and with windows 8 and just doing web and stuff the other 3 cores are off and the main one is running at it slowest speed. if i was doing video encoding or audio the app may be using all four cores.