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That's exactly what i'm guessing right now, everyone is all excited by their monster clocking G0 stepping E6850's and such. But it seems that going duo regardless of clockspeed is a bad move. Sure there fast as hell with some of the clocks that are being produced recently even on air, but what about those biggy titles like Crysis or Alan Wake that utilize more than 2 cores?

Will the Duo be DEAD as soon as these titles arrive? And what about performance? Yes those Duo's are quick, but how will it pan out if the game wants more than 2 cores to do anything properly?
 
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post #2 of 59
I don't think they will exactly be dead as there are many other applications to utilize them in the business and industrial sectors however they will prob. end up like the Celerons of the past from Intel as they have already headed in that direction with the introduction of the 21** series.


But Quad-core will become standard quickly for people that use CAD and other programs of that magnitude. So even for gamers if they want the smoothest frames and all the eyecandy they will be necessary but not for at least prob. 1-2 more years, gotta let some of the other hardware catch up first and software coding catch up.

Well thats my 2 cents.
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I feel differently i agree with the OP that the Duo's will be short lived as the new games that will be multi threaded are on the horizon and once its threaded the more cores you have the better.
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Yup, i'm not buying into the G0 crap....it's a temporary stop gap imo, and just another way for Intel to make money on something that will be a flash in the pan. As soon as those big titles hit the shelves it'll be like this...

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Itll be jsut like the 1 core guys were when 2 core cpus came out. They will be around for a while but within a year every one will migrate to quad as the standard.
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Duo's will be used for awhile, hell, even AMD XP's are still used, it's not just going to die out, not everyone can afford a quad core CPU (See middle-lower class).
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I think they will end up kinda like the 8800gts/gtx where they are realy good at the older stuff but will end up in the mid to lowe end range once the new stuff hits the stuff the where realy made to do,then somthing new will come out and they will be the Pentium Ds of this gen.
    
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Duo's will be used for awhile, hell, even AMD XP's are still used, it's not just going to die out, not everyone can afford a quad core CPU (See middle-lower class).
Everyone can afford a Quad Core if they can afford an E6850, why shoot yourself in the foot and get 2 cores when everyone knows 4 cores is where it's at in the gaming industry for 2008.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post
Everyone can afford a Quad Core if they can afford an E6850, why shoot yourself in the foot and get 2 cores when everyone knows 4 cores is where it's at in the gaming industry for 2008.
I already did this
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Duo's are not short lived. They are amazing for the money and will be for a long time to come.
    
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