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post #1 of 19
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Which direction should I go guys? I am contemplating on which cpu to go with. Dual or Quad? I Primarily will be doing extreme gaming but I have heard that many games or apps dont even take advantage of all 4 cores. Which leads me in a bind on what to decide. Here are the two choices .......

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115017


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115028

2.4 quad or 3.0 dual>?
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post #2 of 19
Quad, regardless of nearly nothing to take advantage of it. Soon enough there will be a program making your quad sweat besides Orthos.
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post #3 of 19
I vote Quad.. 4>2
How long before you plan on upgrading again?
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post #4 of 19
Take the quad and OC it past 3ghz. That will last you for a year or 2 for maxing games.

All you need is 3+ GHz, anything after that doesn't make a difference in any real world applications and games... encoding/benchmark aside.
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post #5 of 19
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I plan on keeping it awhile but I heard quads are not for gaming...am I correct?
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post #6 of 19
Neither, I'd go for the dual cpu 45nm Wolfdale 8400.
OC's better than all the other duals and quads at much lower voltage.
That means: Runs cooler, faster, better for games and saves on the electricity bills.
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post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by Deliriousgtx View Post
I plan on keeping it awhile but I heard quads are not for gaming...am I correct?
Sure they are, just no 4 core games out yet.
They game just as well as Duos.
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post #8 of 19
Quad it's true that the majority of the games out don't use all 4 cores but they are on the way. ATM the only game i can think of that uses more than 2 cores is crysis, i know there are a couple others but i cant think of them right now lol. Might as well get 4 cores for the price of 2 right? The Q6600 easily OCs to 3.0+ anyway
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post #9 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Deliriousgtx View Post
I plan on keeping it awhile but I heard quads are not for gaming...am I correct?
Quads are rather new. The games coming out now have been in developement for years, so they don't take advantage of quads.

However, games starting developement now, and games that are half way or even almost done SHOULD take advantage of the quad, and own a dual core in performance.
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post #10 of 19
If you can wait till April when prices will be going down. Too many problems when those 8400. I had a friend that brought one not to long ago using the stock vcore= fail
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