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Can you say BF2 map load in 35 seconds?

If you can then - get a C2D

Also - You won't belive the speed difference when installing multiple programs at once...........Its amazing...........

35 seconds is nothing special.....my X2 4200 can load maps just as fast and it's not a Core2Duo. Also, for overall performance you probably wont see much difference in gameplay going from the Core2Duo to the X2 series AMD processors but if you get a good graphics card, it doesn't matter what brand of processor you have...

For real world performance go with AMD but if all you want to do is overclock like mad and get 14 second super PI times, go with Intel. My 2 cents for the night.
    
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so in real world amd is better then C2D? anything to back that up?
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It takes so long for BF2 maps to load. I'll time it now
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so in real world amd is better then C2D? anything to back that up?
my thoughts exactly
    
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its better to buy a cheaper amd processor and get a better video card with the savings

same video card - the c2d oc's alot better and will max out more games
post #16 of 32
Let me say this loud and clear for all of you that really want to spend the money that is burning a hole in your pockets....


It doesn't matter if you get 105 FPS or 31 FPS. As long as you don't go below 30 FPS you are at your eye's maximum FPS. My system gets no less than 35 FPS in any game that I play at the highest resolution that my 19inch widescreen monitor can handle which is 1440x900 @ the highest AA and AF for my X1900 card without missing a beat.

I know what your going to say...35 FPS is low..(Yes, but when you consider that my graphic's card AI is working the overall load of the card so that it doesn't over power it's self by running at 49 FPS all the time for no apparent reason causing overheating and then crashes, I would take the 35 FPS anyday.) Sit back and think about how many games you have totally maxed your CPU out on vs. how much money you spent on WATER COOLING for your special E6600 and then ask yourself...was it worth the extra $350 just to get the extra 1.5GHz out of a CPU?

I don't care what people say, but when I can run every game I own at max resolution and graphics at my eyes maximum FPS recognition, there is no point in owning a CPU that can overclock to 3.6GHz except for show and tell.
Sorry but I'm not looking for any fights, this is just what I think.
    
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peeps dont just want fast cpu's for gaming! what happens when a new game comes out that rapes you rig? its always nice to have some headroom
    
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post #18 of 32
c2d's fold alot better also (check out the folding teams competition)

Folding = complex cpu intensive tasks
post #19 of 32
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peeps dont just want fast cpu's for gaming! what happens when a new game comes out that rapes you rig? its always nice to have some headroom
I haven't found a game that raps my computer yet....


When you do find a game that gets me under 30FPS please tell me and I'll try it out. Until then, I am saving my money to buy a quad core Intel or AMD within the next year and a half.
    
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In real world tasks and in EVERY thing, a core 2 is not even close to an AMD. my friend has a opteron at 2.7ghz and my core 2 at 3.2(undervolted) or at 3.6, which i run 24/7, completely owns him in every pc game we play in loading. All of you AMD people that think any AMD is even close to a core 2, obviously are too worried to admit the truth. {{E6400/vista/3.6ghz - 16 sec pi | AMD 6000+ 3.3ghz 26 sec pi}}
edit - oh yea, forgot to mention that anything under 60 FPS... the human eye can detect the difference between 30 and 60 fps, and I dont see how anyone can not see that while playing games. Also, you want to get the best FPS you can anyway, so that your minimum fps is not under 60.
    
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