Originally Posted by NuclearCrap
E6600 for sale! Lol.
I bet an overclocked dual-core can handle this game easily, after all it's gonna be down to the GPU.
Crysis and alan wake uses a CPU in this manner:
Core 0 = Rendering
Core 1 = Physics
Core 2 = Lighting/Shadows
Core 3 = Send Info to GPU
So a quad core is going to have a pretty big advantage over a dual core. All the features in crysis are unlocked for dual cores, but in alan wake there are settings that can be only enabled for quad cores.
I'm highly doubting that a dual core will be able to crank Crysis up to the max TBH. Will probably have to turn lighting/shadows and/or physics down a notch.