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post #31 of 42
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Originally Posted by Nonchalant View Post
Your getting off-track.

My OP was about performance in GAMES. Not - 'is a Quad better for encoding' lol..
again newer games like supreme commander supprt it.

However I think your CPU is fine enough for todays (and even towmorrows) games.

That is until Quad Core goes mainstreme
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and ince more games are now sterting to support Quad COre once its minstreme you WILL NOT have to upgrade
When Quad core is mainstream, today's processors will be too slow for most of us.
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post #33 of 42
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again newer games like supreme commander supprt it.
Sure, but again unless you play Supreme Commander a Duo is as good a chip & a fair bit cheaper than a Quad.

In 6-12 mths time it may be a different ballgame but so will the price...
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post #34 of 42
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Sure, but again unless you play Supreme Commander a Duo is as good a chip & a fair bit cheaper than a Quad.
according to the graph on the first page, even Supreme Commander performance is barely affected. and we all know graphs never lie
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post #35 of 42
the rez are so low too, who still games at those resolutions?
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they probably set the rez low to make sure the video card wasn't the bottleneck.
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post #37 of 42
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the rez are so low too, who still games at those resolutions?
Actually, even though I have all 21" Sony Trinitrons, I game at that resolution
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post #38 of 42
According to Anandtech:

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If you're strictly building a gaming box, you'll get more performance out of the dual-core E6850. However, if you do any encoding or 3D rendering at all, the quad-core Q6600 is a better buy. Our pick is the Q6600 and if you want to make up the performance difference you can always overclock to E6850 speeds, but the chip only makes sense if you're running apps that can take advantage of four cores. As the chart above illustrates, those applications are almost exclusively limited to video encoding and 3D rendering.
In other words, what do you want to do?
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post #39 of 42
i didn't even look to see that the benchies were done at 1280x1024

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the rez are so low too, who still games at those resolutions?
because we don't all have 22" monitors, Mr. Elitist Bastard! my 19" still looks good to me. besides, gaming at 1680x1050 rez with a 7600GT seems ridiculous. can you actually play new games at all?
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post #40 of 42
Crysis is confirmed to take advantage of quad cores....isnt that reason enough to get a quad core? =P

edit: Already mentioned, but still worthy to remind people
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