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Another reason for opting for a quad is benchmarking. If you are into this habbit (pointless to some people i understand) then a quad is better on this ground too. Anyway it is down to personal taste and what you need your PC for really. Differences are marginal and usually not obvious to the eye at the end of the day. Good luck with your decision.
I personally bought the E8500 a couple of months back (it was released early in Europe) and sold it within a few weeks as i preferred my old Q6600 since I am not a hardcore gamer.
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Another reason for opting for a quad is benchmarking. If you are into this habbit (pointless to some people i understand) then a quad is better on this ground too. Anyway it is down to personal taste and what you need your PC for really. Differences are marginal and usually not obvious to the eye at the end of the day. Good luck with your decision.
I personally bought the E8500 a couple of months back (it was released early in Europe) and sold it within a few weeks as i preferred my old Q6600 since I am not a hardcore gamer.
I'll x2 you on the quad benchmarking. I can push nearly double or even triple the data of a dual core through my quad core. I understand most people don't have a use for this, and the dual core is a good choice for you. I, on the other hand, have several CPU-intensive apps that I use, and the extra cores come in handy because I can assign cores to programs so they won't interfere with each other.
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bare in mind that even though a single program will not utilize 4 cores, you can set applications to run off a specific core at any given time. more cores = more programs running simultaneously
    
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so you can change that word use core 1,crysis core 2,3 msn,firefox,xfire core 4?
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Quad = Video editing great for multi tasking decent in games

DualCore=Best for gaming

I Recommend the Quad because the future is comming
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post #56 of 66
i generally say the Quad...

i might be changing my mind though
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post #57 of 66
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so you can change that word use core 1,crysis core 2,3 msn,firefox,xfire core 4?
Yes you can. However usually when gaming the Load can be blanced over two cores automatically without user intervention.
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i generally say the Quad...

i might be changing my mind though
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post #59 of 66
I've always wanted to know why do Xbox360 use 3 cores and the PS3 uses 7 Cell cores

our the games for the 360 and ps3 adpated to support this
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I've always wanted to know why do Xbox360 use 3 cores and the PS3 uses 7 Cell cores

our the games for the 360 and ps3 adpated to support this
The Xbox CPU and PS3 CPU are COMPLETELY different architectures. The Xbox CPU has three FULL cores designed for general purpose processing. The PS3 has 8SPE cores with one disabled leaving 7. The PS3 CPU is more of a super computer CPU and is very much for pure number crunching .
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