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I know it's gonna support both, but which is really gonna get you better framerates if you just went with one?

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Same mobo, ram, hdds, etc....
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Dual graphics. I'm pretty sure UT2K7 is going to be pretty graphics card dependent.
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I would get a Conroe build and a DX10 card when they come out.
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games these days benefit much more from a good GPU than CPU. if you are running at a high resolution, CPU barely figures in at all
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wudaddy
I would get a Conroe build and a DX10 card when they come out.
Exactly as he says.

But if I have to choose, dual core CPU cause UT2007 gonna utilize it.
Not bad at all...
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Dual graphics. I'm pretty sure UT2K7 is going to be pretty graphics card dependent.
Well being a game, you would hope so...but the reason I'm asking is b/c the URengines are nororious CPU hogs...i donna about the UR3 engine tho....
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post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by not2bad
Exactly as he says.

But if I have to choose, dual core CPU cause UT2007 gonna utilize it.
Yeah that's what I was thinking...
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post #8 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Niklas
Well being a game, you would hope so...but the reason I'm asking is b/c the URengines are nororious CPU hogs...i donna about the UR3 engine tho....
even so - go with a better GPU. games are very much GPU-limited - the engine will not be nearly as taxing as rendering is.

not to mention that just because a game is dual core optimized does not mean that it will show much benefit from a dual core cpu. multi-threaded app coding is far from efficient or beneficial
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Originally Posted by rabidgnome229
...not to mention that just because a game is dual core optimized does not mean that it will show much benefit from a dual core cpu. multi-threaded app coding is far from efficient or beneficial
The same's probably true for SLI, cause in real games it's only supposed to have a 30% increase in FPS....

But you're saying if i'm goin dual, better make it SLI...
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sli sees benefits mainly from high resolutions. if you are going to be running at something close to 1024x768 go for a good single card rather than sli
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