Originally Posted by ddrmaster18
) says that a game running on a 3.0ghz single core has better performance then a dual 2.0ghz, so anyways im getting a AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ Brisbane 1.9GHz Socket AM2 Processor Model ADO3600IAA5DL - OEM, what will it basically run at in comparison to a single core, is this even good for gaming? thanks
Some things to think about when you're thinking about real world benefits vs. some benchmarks:
- Dual cores allow other processes to run in the background without any slowdown. Firewall, anti-virus, etc.
- Dual cores are the future and more and more games will be dual enabled as well as programs
- Dual cores allow you to be productive immediately when your system is still loading ( pulling up firefox while all your drivers and background programs loadup ). They also allow you to toggle in and out of the game without much wait
- Anything involving encoding will run faster.