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I know that most of my rigs you see below are Intel. Don't take that into consideration while reading this post:

Here is the deal, if you have an AMD Athlon X2 or FX processor then you may have noticed that it might lag in some games, while a Pentium D in an almost identical machine knocks it out of the park. This reason is because some games were not meant for Dual-core. Then why does the Pentium D run them? That is not the point that I am trying to make. You see, after several vigorous tests, the Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 OC'd can beat out the AMD Athlon FX-60 and it is so much cheaper. I am by-no-means telling you all to abandon your AMDs. It just seems pointless to buy an AMD CPU now that they are still more than the C2D (except maybe the 3800+). Also, there is a lesser risk of having to play one of those games that doesn't like Dual-core CPUs. I know EVERYONE is going to say it is because I am an Intel fan. That is not the case. I have played on higher-end AMD rigs and they are GREAT. They just have become obsolete, but remain expensive. Just make the right choice. I hopes this helps at least one person
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That's what Opterons are for. Lol.
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That's what Opterons are for. Lol.
Opterons are no different man.
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As much as i hate what you are saying, it is true. But i don't know about that AMD can't play non-dual core games but intel can thing.
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As much as i hate what you are saying, it is true. But i don't know about that AMD can't play non-dual core games but intel can thing.
Yeah, I agree. My X2 does not lag in any games at all.
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As much as i hate what you are saying, it is true. But i don't know about that AMD can't play non-dual core games but intel can thing.
It is only like three different games. That really isn't the point...
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It is only like three different games. That really isn't the point...
What games? Because really, I've never heard of this. And if it's only 3 games, I don't think it's really worth mentioning, lol. I know you're right about the price/performance ratio though, intel pwns there right now. However I think AMD still has the best single core and value processors available.
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i can run farcry at 1248x1024 with no lag with maxed settings and 6x FSAA and 8x AF 75fps, because i cap it as i hate tearing
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I think AMD still has the best single core and value processors available.
I agree with you 100% there. If you want a budget rig, and you can't afford Dual-core then AMD all the way. It is the Dual-core AMDs that are pointless.
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lol i dont think there is an recent fx or x2 that will lag in any games.
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