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Check the difference in performance



Source: http://www.extremetech.com/article2/...2158632,00.asp

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post #2 of 42
Hands down Duo would save a lot of money!
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post #3 of 42
I can believe it. I just don't think those games utilize the quad core yet.
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until multi-threaded games are mainstream Duo for sure, Supreme Commander is the only multi-threaded game out right now iirc.
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post #5 of 42
It didn't list video card and clock speed.
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post #6 of 42
Well..

-3 of those games arn't coded for multi-cores so having a quad or a duo makes no difference at all.

-SupCom only uses the 2 extra cores on a quad for 3d card driver processes and sound so its doesnt give a big performance difference between duo and quad.

Conclusion, that test is pretty pointless to try to compare duo and quad.

When true quad-core games come out, they will dominate duo cores.
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post #7 of 42
I think Supreme Commander increases like 4 frames... because it is optimized for multiple cores... but other games just use 1 core... so I prefer a Duo CPU... Quad for me is useless
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post #8 of 42
Almost all DirectX 10 games are optimized for Dual / Quad Core Usage. This means that a Quad Core will murder a Dual Core in games like Unreal: III. The difference will be identical to the difference between a Solo Core and Dual Core Athlon.

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Originally Posted by Murlocke
Well..

-3 of those games arn't coded for multi-cores so having a quad or a duo makes no difference at all.

-SupCom only uses the 2 extra cores on a quad for 3d card driver processes and sound so its doesnt give a big performance difference between duo and quad.

Conclusion, that test is pretty pointless to try to compare duo and quad.

When true quad-core games come out, they will dominate duo cores.
EXACTLY! Some applications that are multi-threaded finish in half of the time because a Quad has twice the power of a Dual. (QX6700 versus X6800)

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Originally Posted by Examples




The last one shows how much faster a QX6700 is than a X6800.
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Oh man, who would have thought, Crazyyy.
    
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Originally Posted by ClaytonCallihan View Post
Oh man, who would have thought, Crazyyy.
Hmm..well im thinking save my cash & wait 6 months until there are actually games around that use Quad power & snap one up for probably half the price they are now (of course Penryn will be out by then too)...
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