Originally Posted by Le_Loup
Also something everyone totally missed out.
Lan parties will be a blast with a quad core cpu power pc.
- Cpu 1 ring a bell for those who have run dedicated servers? -Cpu 2? -Cpu 3? Etc? (Or core, depending arguement to do this in the ds shortcut).
You could literally run 4 full blown half life 2 servers, sit back and dedicate 1gb of your 4gb's of ram each to each of them, and just sit back and watch the ppl enjoy the servers to hell on your lan. (Example, gamer cafe's, one of these pc's alone could run their in house servers for MANY game servers at the same time without lifting a finger....).
One of the issues, though, is cost versus space. If you have sufficient space, justifying the cost of a quad-core over two dual-core systems may be more difficult. Then again, to do that, you would need multiple motherboards, power supplies, opticals, and maybe harddrives. Maybe it would all even-out in the end, regardless.
Either way, I want to know how well quad cores OC upon their initial release and what their final speed is; if you can only get a quad-core up to 2.7 on air, but you can get a dual-core up to 3.5 on air, the gap between the two is less.