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Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post
Which is exactly why i stuck my finger up at 45nm Quads. If your a gamer, there's no need.
We're the minority on this site bud. Half the people on these forums own quad core 6600s under the impression that their games perform much better with two extra cores. Fact is, and stats show, that a dual core with more efficiency or higher clock speeds is more capable in some cases. And beyond that, if you're a gamer, the video card is a much bigger factor than a GPU.

Now, for all you out there that like folding, quad-core is the only way to go .

I understand the argument that quad core, or more cores will benefit us all in the future. But that doesn't tell me why I should buy a quad-core now, that tells me to wait for Nehalem or oct-core.

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No love between Intel and nVidia anymore.
Intel is putting GPUs onto chips in the next year or two, and saying they hope you won't need a video card. If I were nVidia I'd be hating Intel right now, or joining them...if they're right.
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We're the minority on this site bud. Half the people on these forums own quad core 6600s under the impression that their games perform much better with two extra cores. Fact is, and stats show, that a dual core with more efficiency or higher clock speeds is more capable in some cases. And beyond that, if you're a gamer, the video card is a much bigger factor than a GPU.
Stats show, but first hand experience didn't for me.

In Crysis, switching to a Q6600 made a HUGE difference in framerate stability, especially in firefights with lots of explosions. From stutter to butter. I'm back on an E4600 now because I decided to switch to fully passive cooling, but I would take back my quad in a heartbeat.
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Hmm where on earth can anyone buy a 9800gtx for $349??

They sure wont be £175 here thats for real.
Thats the price of an 8800GT here.
Price/performance it should cost about £190-210 IMO, since they aren't really much better than a good 8800GTX OC
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Stats show, but first hand experience didn't for me.

In Crysis, switching to a Q6600 made a HUGE difference in framerate stability, especially in firefights with lots of explosions. From stutter to butter. I'm back on an E4600 now because I decided to switch to fully passive cooling, but I would take back my quad in a heartbeat.
Wonder if passive cooling on one of the new quad-core 45nms is possible? Running stock at 1.18v helps . Oh, and by possible I mean, easily possible, not some rediculous setup that won't fit in a tower.
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yeah.. i'm gonna spend $300+ for a cpu just to gain 5 fps.. lol.... comparing my opty 165 to other higher end cpus with the same video card, they're only a few hundred points higher than me in the 3dmarks benchies....
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Where is the Supreme Commander FPS bar graph?

Or the FSX one?

They forgot to mention that you have to buy a crappy NForce motherboard and a beefier powersupply.
Totally agree.
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yeah.. i'm gonna spend $300+ for a cpu just to gain 5 fps.. lol.... comparing my opty 165 to other higher end cpus with the same video card, they're only a few hundred points higher than me in the 3dmarks benchies....
Like I said, it doesn't add FPS, it adds FPS stability, and trust me if you had used both a quad and dual in real life side by side you would know exactly what I am getting at.
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AMD did the same thing, their sk939 CPU destroyed Intel so they sat on their ass. Now nvidia is doing the same, hopefully this will come back and bite nvidia in their ass. No way in hell would the average gamer buy 2-3 $500+ POS to run a game. They're forcing some people to go the console route.
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Totally agree.
nforce boards aren't crappy. they aren't as nice as good p35 and x38 baords in terms of clocks, but they aren't crappy in the least.
    
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there pretty much saying that they need to release better cards cause cpus are already way ahead of vga. Give us better cards!
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