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post #1 of 9
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Hi there , obviously Quad core is better than Dual core , but the question i have is
Weather or not it will play a difference on how the entire computer performs - Where will it be noticable the most?
The Desktop? Games?
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For now Multithreading is'nt used much in games.

So dual core'll be fine since you'll get higher clocks and less heat.

If you wan't to be prepared for the future get a quad core
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Even today games and applications can't utilize full dual core so it wont do much in the line of quad core for gaming either. Quad core currently is for your e-penis and folding imo
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post #4 of 9
Quad core is going to be very good in upcoming games like crysis and alan wake.

Quad cores also give more room to utilize physics on the cores (Both Crysis and Alan Wake will be doing this.) If you want a future proof rig I would go quad core.
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post #5 of 9
just what i said
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What they said above....

If you have an E6600 @ 3.4Ghz like me, you'll have to hit the same freq with a quad for the same performance in single & dual threaded apps. Only in mulithreaded apps will the Quad shine...totally useless for a gaming pc at this time.
 
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post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by tlan View Post
If you wan't to be prepared for the future get a quad core

Thing is, if you go quad now with the "future" in mind, how long will you have to wait for multi-threaded apps/games?? And when the time comes, chances are your quad will no longer be state of the art (it certainly will have gone down in price), and you'll probably want a new one anyway...

C2d gets my vote for now, quad when the prices drop (see below) and there are apps to utilize them..

Check out the 1333Mhz 6850 for $266....
    
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post #8 of 9
I'd have to agree with dual core for gaming at this time as well. By all means go with a quad if you want to fold as it will make a significant impact on point production. The higher clocks likely on a dual core would be more beneficial to games today and likely for the next several months until true multithreaded games hit the market.
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post #9 of 9
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okay great , thanks for the comments. I thought that it wouldnt do much , so yeah... I'll wait for crysis and what not.
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