Quad Core is finally affordable

I just noticed that the price has fallen to $299 for the Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2.4 GHz) processor at newegg. If you’re looking for the best system to run Paint.NET on right now, this is a great place to start! I’ve personally been using the Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 for my development system since December, and it’s awesome for those of us who are writing and optimizing multithreaded code. If you’re a developer then I highly recommend getting one.

P.S. I just finished up the integration of the DDS plugin for Paint.NET v3.10. And then I used OpenMP to optimize it for multiple threads: it is much faster on a dual- or quad-core system now! I’m still shooting to have a beta out by the end of the month.

Disclaimer: This is not a paid endorsement or advertisement or anything. I’m not receiving any money from newegg, Intel, or anyone for that matter, for this post.

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8 thoughts on “Quad Core is finally affordable

  1. Mark says:

    OpenMP? Thats a C++ only tool kit last I heard. I would be interested in hearing about how you were able to use it to optimize Paint.NET (or was it only the DDS Plugin that was optimized? not sure what “it” is).

  2. Will Rayer says:

    Hi – I am trying to find a downloadable help file for paint.net. Do you have one? I’m asking because the computer I want to use paint.net on does not always have internet access. PS: I don’t mind how big the initial download is.

  3. Nancy Taylor says:

    Hi,
    Like your product.
    I am using both your product and Photoshop.
    Once two things have been changed and identical to Photoshop, buy buy to Photoshop forever and donations will start flowing to paint.net.
    When I copy an item, then paste, in Photoshop, a new document will automatically start at the default size of the copied document. In paint.net, it is guess work. The default is not identical like Photoshop.
    Next, My documents created in Photoshop do not align output templates if printed from paint.net. All the formatting must be manually altered to paint.net. Is there an easy cure for these issues, or can you possibly consider future versions with these features exactly like Photoshop.
    Thanks
    Nancy

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