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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.
LOL, Ignorance is bliss I guess.
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LOL, Ignorance is bliss I guess.
Coming from an AMD fan... Scared to let go?


Trust me, the grass is greener over here.
    
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I think this is how everything is in the computer market. The newest greatest product, no matter how amazing, is outclassed in 6 months it seems, (AMD X2's->C2D->C2Q->Phenom?Intel Equivalent?) (7900GTX->1900XTX->8800GTX->8900GTX) etc. etc. Although the PSU and HD markets are reasonably stable it seems.
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post #14 of 59
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Coming from an AMD fan... Scared to let go?


Trust me, the grass is greener over here.
I do believe that he is just saying that C2Ds are almost a year old that is ancient.
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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.

yes, and quads are better for the same money.
post #16 of 59
The way Intel phase out their processors, Duo's probably will be short lived. They're constantly pushing it and sooner or later, Duo's simply won't be part of it anymore. I'm guessing 18 months from now, dual core processors won't exist in Intel or AMD's current lineup.
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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?
Lots of people are still on single core. Games aren't going to REQUIRE quad core for years.
post #18 of 59
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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 never said anything about an E6850.. I just barely afforded my 4300, thus, how in the hell would I be able to afford a Q6600? I can't. Simple as that. But if someone is buying a dual core, when a Q6600 is in order, then they're just retarded.
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Lots of people are still on single core. Games aren't going to REQUIRE quad core for years.
When is the last time half of the people on these forums bought something because it was REQUIRED, 8800GTXs....please.
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how long has the dual core cpu been out? I'm not refering to core 2 duo but dual cores in general. hell how long as hyperthreading been around even? Now how many games use dual core? How many business programs use dual core? sure some do but the mass majority still are single core apps. the mark is only now kinda starting to make a move to multithread.
it's sad but the same with 64bit as well. the devolopers of programs just don't want to switch easily.
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