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If Vista is anything to go by, games will require Quads when Vienna comes about.
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post #22 of 59
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Originally Posted by ClaytonCallihan View Post
Coming from an AMD fan... Scared to let go?


Trust me, the grass is greener over here.
More like not having enough money. Try re-guessing why I don't have a better PSU
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I think the Core 2 duo's are great but basically any cpu released is outclassed and old after 18-24 months (except for the dreadful P4). I doubt that any game will be released any time soon that will REQUIRE for cores. There will be games that RUN BETTER on 4 cores (Supreme Commander anyone) but I doubt game developers will release a 4 core requirement for several years because it will take at least that long for the majority of consumer's to move to 4 core systems.
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I think the Core 2 duo's are great but basically any cpu released is outclassed and old after 18-24 months (except for the dreadful P4). I doubt that any game will be released any time soon that will REQUIRE for cores. There will be games that RUN BETTER on 4 cores (Supreme Commander anyone) but I doubt game developers will release a 4 core requirement for several years because it will take at least that long for the majority of consumer's to move to 4 core systems.
You wanna bet? Games like Alan Wake and Crysis are the biggest reason for half of the upgrading out there at the moment, and Quad Core is the only choice if you want to be at the forefront.
 
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More like not having enough money. Try re-guessing why I don't have a better PSU
What are you talking about dude that is like the Gallardo of PSUs.
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You wanna bet? Games like Alan Wake and Crysis are the biggest reason for half of the upgrading out there at the moment, and Quad Core is the only choice if you want to be at the forefront.
Did you read what he said? He said it won't be a requirement...which it won't for awhile. All but the new games coming up will still run on a single core. Games won't require four cores for awhile. They will utilize them though.
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You wanna bet? Games like Alan Wake and Crysis are the biggest reason for half of the upgrading out there at the moment, and Quad Core is the only choice if you want to be at the forefront.
However neither of those games require a quad core. The will both still run just fine on a single core CPU with some of the settings turned down. I bought my q6600 instead of a dual core for the exact reasons you listed. It made no sense to buy a dual core which was slightly faster right now when I could buy a quad core that would be nearly twice as fast in games in the future.
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post #28 of 59
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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.
Yeah, this topic reminds me of the Cedar Mill versus Presler argument back in the day. Should I got for the high clocking single core Cedar Mill (Pentium 4 630-670) or should I go for the dual core Presler (Pentium D 920-950).

I went with the Presler, I think it was a smarter move. I am now going with the Q6600, again, I think that will be a smarter move. Almost all of my applications seem to have some form of multi-CPU support, and many things simply do not perform well even with a 3.6Ghz Core 2 Duo (FSX, SupCom, Pro|Engineer with large assemblies)
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You wanna bet? Games like Alan Wake and Crysis are the biggest reason for half of the upgrading out there at the moment, and Quad Core is the only choice if you want to be at the forefront.
I agree with you that new games like this are the reason for cpu upgrading at the moment, but look who's upgrading it's us the enthusiast's. The market as a whole is just now making it to dual core, it will be several years before the majority of computer users have a quad core processor in there machine. I'll bet you that game developer's are not gonna release a game with requirements that only 20% of computer users can actually run.
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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.
even if a APP is single threaded that dosent mean that high end business computer run just one thing at a time.Im sure that even with dual cores they run more than 2-3 apps at time,But if you have a quad core running 4 single threaded apps that dosent slow anything down like it would if you where running 4 apps on a dual core.you see its not just about running one thing on all 2 or 4 cores at onces its about how much work you can get done as fast as you can,and even in games if they dont use dual core or quads they can still run the os off one and the game off the other.Or if its a quad you can run the game on one the os on a nothere and encode video or music with the other two or do both with one each.Ethere way you look at it you will get more done with 4 cores than 2 and more done with 2 core than 1 wether its multi threaded or not.
    
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