Does IB (TWS) support Dual Core?

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by trader25, Aug 23, 2006.

  1. trader25

    trader25

    I am thinking of buying an AMD X2 Dual Core PC.

    Two Questions.

    1. Does TWS support Dual Core PC?

    2. Whats the better buy?

    HP a1530n
    Intel Pentium D 820 Viiv Dual Core 2.8 Ghz
    1 GB Ram
    250 GB Hard Drive
    17” Flat Panel
    $740

    Vs.

    HP a1520n
    AMD Athalon 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+ 2.0 Ghz
    1 GB Ram
    250 GB Hard Drive
    17” Flat Panel
    $700


    I have a full time job, and will be trading on the side, so I am just looking for mid-high level PC, nothing to crazy. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. I havn't tried it, but I can see no reason why it shouldn't. Java multi threading support is very good and quite mature - this is one of it's strengths.
     
  3. schan

    schan

    I think it does. The CPU load seems to distribute across the two cores.

    Dual core really makes a big difference. Java is a real pig and when you run TWS, datafeed, charts, browsers, then really bog down.

    The AMD x2 3800 is the faster and cooler than the D820. Take the $40 you save and buy another 1 Gig of RAM and your PC will take anything you throw at it.
     
  4. trader25: For 700 bucks there are much better options out there on the market. Intel Core 2 Duo is the best x86 dual core processor on the market, and the AMD X2 3800 is definitely better than the Intel D820...
     
  5. zdreg

    zdreg

    which computer(s) do you rcommend?

    thx.
     
  6. KS96

    KS96

    I sometimes run TWS on a MacBook Pro (Intel Dual Core) with no problems.