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post #31 of 59
agreed johnny but say that quad cores are required when talking about gaming goes is at this point wrong. and even doing quad core I wouldn't be encoding video on the other due to the ram being used as well and me being on a 32bit os right now.

but as it stands even now a decent single core is still more then enough for MOST home applications. not saying a c2d is a waste but really if they made a c2d single core it would satisfy the great majority of home users.

it's just nice to have that second for though for somethings and hopes that the software industry gets their act together

EDit: just clarifying here. my comments above are for MOST HOME situations. not refering to our wants as overclockers and having the best be it needed or not, or high end biz situations where there requirements are usually quiet a bit different then the home person
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Duo's will be fine for another 3 years or so. After a year or so they may not be able to play the newest games on the highest settings but they are still amazing CPU's. People way overreact to how bad products that are not the best are e.g. on the GPU forums anyone who doesn't have a 8800 Series or 2900XT is classified as having a bad GPU that can't run games on high which is completely wrong.
    
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Haha I love how people think.

If its not the absolute best available, then it wont run games.

Riiiight...you're pretty ignorant if you think C2D are getting out of date
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Core 2 duos will go the way of the dodo
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Haha I love how people think.

If its not the absolute best available, then it wont run games.

Riiiight...you're pretty ignorant if you think C2D are getting out of date
You are ignorant if you don't think they are getting out of date. While they will RUN the games fine, most people want to do more then just run the games. People are going to want to enable the extra features in games such as crysis, and they will need a quad core to do it.
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post #36 of 59
Well thats like saying that a fx-55 is not a good cpu, it is but I would still recommend a dual core over that any day. A single core say amd or intel will run games and it will do them well right now. However for the price it isnt a recommendationto get a single core nowadays because as everyone knows that when stepping up to dual core is a far better improvement.

Now this was just what a year ago that people were having this arguement about the fx-55,57 and the dual core say opti 165. In the end the consences was that the dual core opti 165 was a far better option.

Now today we are having the same discussion with dual vs quad. Sure right now the quad is not necessary when you can still get by with a single core but it is nice to have. However in a year do you guys think well be recommending dual core for anything but budget rigs.
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You think that Core 2 Duo's are going to be maxed? Ha..we'll see..no doubt if you're buying a PC now Quad is the way to go for the price, but Core 2 Duo's being out of date just makes me laugh.
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post #38 of 59
I don't see why you would want a E6850 over a Q6600. I've seen Quads hit 3.6GHz on Air, and, even if an E6850 hit 4.0GHz the Quad is way faster.

Stock:

3.0GHz per Core, 2 Cores = 6GHz of Power
2.4GHz per Core, 4 Cores = 9.6GHz of Power

Overclocked:

4.0GHz per Core, 2 Cores = 8GHz of Power
3.0GHz per Core, 4 Cores = 12GHz of Power

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You think that Core 2 Duo's are going to be maxed? Ha..we'll see..no doubt if you're buying a PC now Quad is the way to go for the price, but Core 2 Duo's being out of date just makes me laugh.
Exactly. Core 2 Duo's are not outdated but if you are going to purchase a system from today onward it should be Core 2 Quad, Penryn, or Barcelona.
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You think that Core 2 Duo's are going to be maxed? Ha..we'll see..no doubt if you're buying a PC now Quad is the way to go for the price, but Core 2 Duo's being out of date just makes me laugh.
If there are features the core2 duo won't be able to run, it will be out of date. Since this is going to be the case pretty soon, core2 duo is really not a great choice at the moment.
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post #40 of 59
No, if i were building now I wouldn't get a core 2 duo, i'd go quad, no doubt. But I'd put my money that a 3.4ghz e6600 will get everything that a q6600 will get, although the q6600 might get a few more FPS...but the core 2 duos are over and done with yet...
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