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Poll Results: core to core, what % will BD beat a pII by in games

 
  • 44% (24)
    0-25%
  • 38% (21)
    26-50%
  • 11% (6)
    51-75%
  • 5% (3)
    76% or better
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post #11 of 25
I think up to 50%. That is for games which PII did not do good at all like SC2, GTA IV where Core i5/i7 kicks its badly.
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post #12 of 25
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Originally Posted by pursuinginsanity View Post
Play it wherever you want, but it's naive to think you're going to gain more than 25% FPS from just one generation CPU upgrade. As big of an increase as SB is over Nehalem, we're looking at ~10% increase in FPS from it.
That is not really what I talking about. BD is going in a whole other direction then any other cpus. The Phenom II x6 is about the same in gaming as the first generation i7s, so who really knows if BD will delivery or not.
Edited by dixson01974 - 6/2/11 at 7:08pm
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post #13 of 25
Do people actually hae the impression that a 4+ core processor is needed for gaming?

you guys should check out the i3 vs i7 comparison in gaming.

a dual core [with or without hyperthreading] will perform almost identically to a quad/hex core on intel chips, and on amd chips it's pretty similar. The only thing to factor in on either side is bottleneck but overclocking solves this.. clock for clock any decent half modern dual core will do the same in games as a decent quad.
    
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post #14 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by xPrestonn View Post
Do people actually hae the impression that a 4+ core processor is needed for gaming?

you guys should check out the i3 vs i7 comparison in gaming.

a dual core [with or without hyperthreading] will perform almost identically to a quad/hex core on intel chips, and on amd chips it's pretty similar. The only thing to factor in on either side is bottleneck but overclocking solves this.. clock for clock any decent half modern dual core will do the same in games as a decent quad.
I am saying overall performance. Because any dual core OC to about 3.8-4.0ghz really have very little bottleneck on any single gpu video card.

EDIT
I'm waiting to see if BD is going to delivery or not before a upgrade my CPU and Mobo.
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post #15 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by xPrestonn View Post
Do people actually hae the impression that a 4+ core processor is needed for gaming?

you guys should check out the i3 vs i7 comparison in gaming.

a dual core [with or without hyperthreading] will perform almost identically to a quad/hex core on intel chips, and on amd chips it's pretty similar. The only thing to factor in on either side is bottleneck but overclocking solves this.. clock for clock any decent half modern dual core will do the same in games as a decent quad.
Depends on the game, if the game is only dual threaded your point stands, if its optimized for quad cores your point has no merit.

If I was buying a new system in 2011 I wouldn't go with what worked last gen, I'd want a quad.

There are several titles I wouldn't play on a dual core, BFBC2 is one of them, and BF3 is probably my most anticipated game this year and I would bet it will be at least quad optimized.
    
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post #16 of 25
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I am saying overall performance. Because any dual core OC to about 3.8-4.0ghz really have very little bottleneck on any single gpu video card.

EDIT
I'm waiting to see if BD is going to delivery or not before a upgrade my CPU and Mobo.
I wasn't directing that at you specifically, just a general statement.

I'll probably hold out until ivy. This setup kills everything I play and the only thing I do with it is game and fold. A 8 thread or core processor would be nice but I can deal with getting 10k ppd from my cpu instead of 25-30.
    
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post #17 of 25
A meaningless amount. Games still run on my chip. You're fine with a Phenom 2 tricore these days.
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And the winner is ...

I have no idea, but the blue bar looks very nice
    
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post #19 of 25
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I think I have to agree with Lostintyme. Despite the fact that my last two builds were centered around AMD chips, it's highly unlikely that AMD can bring such drastic performance gains to the table.

Conversely, there's always the possibility that this is more-or-less their equivalent chip upgrade to intel's "tock" processor improvements. Regardless, I voted in the "0-25%" category.
This is a tick, not a tock. Tock would be PHII.
    
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post #20 of 25
Depending on the game, not much. Gaming is pretty constant on single threading.
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