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Whats with all the funny threads tonight ;l
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What a about Flightsim X... and I'll keep mine even if it only uses 2 cores
    
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I think everyone knows quad cores are useless for gaming...
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Originally Posted by NrGx View Post
I think everyone knows quad cores are useless for gaming...
Come on. Useless?

Maybe excessive.
Mine works great for gaming.
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Gaming+Folding=QuadFTW

So not entirely true.
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Computers actually do other things when a game is running. Hence why using quad cores will always have a real life advantage over dual/single cores.
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Ha!

Quad Cores are used in a fair few games now.
    
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More games are going to start coming out optimized for quad cores.

Just imagine what it will be like in a couple of years..

Octo-cores are pointless! Games can only use 6 cores!
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post #19 of 54
Saying a quad core isnt worth it is like saying a nvidia/ati X2 card isnt woth it. It will be when you dont have to upgrade for like a year.
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This is pretty pointless. When dual core came out, people said the same thing. You can clock a single core (maybe a celly) to 5GHz on air, but only take a dual core (at the time) to about 3.5GHz. But now that games utilize 2 cores, a dual core is better.

Right now, you can clock a quad to 3+GHz without a problem. Even a dual core at 3GHz will game fine. If you are playing at high resolutions (1080p) you will be more GPU bound than CPU since as you get higher resoltions it stresses the GPU more.

Saying the the Quad is bad at gaming is completely wrong. It is going to be fine at gaming until you get your SLI of $600 cards and notice that you only have 80fps instead of 100.

And as far as benchmarks, quads own that. Right now, I really dont see a reason to get a dual core unless your are a hard core gamer and only game or you dont want to spend $200+ on a CPU.
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