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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!
QFT,i have a quad and it's awesome.
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Funny, mine too.

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Crysis is single threaded. I don't know where the multi-threaded rumor came from, but it's not.

With that being said, if you want a new CPU from an old Intel or AMD rig, there is no reason not to get a quad ($190 now). Upgrading from a C2D to a C2Q is probably not worth it unless you'll actually use all four cores.
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Explain.
well just like there are intel fanboys and amd fanboys, nvidia fanboys and ati fanboys.

this is just comparison sakes(in general), it is NOT real performance talk nor a fanboy contest (so please no flaming)

just think about it. why are there AMD fanboys when there are benchmarks that go to say INTEL CPU's on the same level will perform better in most cases

this is like why are there dual core fanboys, when there are benchmarks that show quad cores perform better.

when i say perform better, there are certain tests and applications where they perform better. They certainly do not perform worse in every case.

Why are there TRUE fanboys when frosty tech and benchmark reviews say the xigmatek S1283 performs better.

why were there ATI fanboys when the 8800 was "suppose to be the card that owned"

Fanboys are just Fanboys. You don't need a good reason to be a fan boy. thats why the term is FAN boy.


so if you have a high end dual core there's no real point to upgrading to a Quad. you may or may not see advantages.
Edited by this n00b again - 7/1/08 at 8:10pm
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Just to make it evident, computers are not only for games, but they also (Get this) COMPUTE. I do plenty of video encoding with full-length movies 2-3 hrs in length. Takes about 1 1/2 hours to go from VOBs to an AVI Throw in the occasional mistake and having to re-encode(), and encoding a movie can take up the better part of an afternoon. I'd kill for a Core 2 Quad, it'd cut my work time in half, and that may be an understatement.
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I know, my quad is sooo useless...

I should just smash it right now.
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well just like there are intel fanboys and amd fanboys, nvidia fanboys and ati fanboys.

this is just comparison sakes(in general), it is NOT real performance talk nor a fanboy contest (so please no flaming)

just think about it. why are there AMD fanboys when there are benchmarks that go to say INTEL CPU's on the same level will perform better in most cases

this is like why are there dual core fanboys, when there are benchmarks that show quad cores perform better.

when i say perform better, there are certain tests and applications where they perform better. They certainly do not perform worse.

Why are there TRUE fanboys when frosty tech and benchmark reviews say the xigmatek S1283 performs better.

why were there ATI fanboys when the 8800 was "suppose to be the card that owned"

Fanboys are just Fanboys. You don't need a good reason to be a fan boy. thats why the term is FAN boy.
Well, they obviously have some kind of logic to their notion. I prefer quads over duals, because i like to multi task. Most of the arguements here have a basic reasoning to them.

You cant be a fan boy when you are arguing over something that has a quality to it. Saying i like X over Y because X has 4 times the corners of Y and thusly fills my needs.

I like dual cores because they OC better and have lower power consumption is not a fanboy statement.

I like quad cores because theyre better is.

This thread has been semi intelligent soo far.
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Just to make it evident, computers are not only for games, but they also (Get this) COMPUTE. I do plenty of video encoding with full-length movies 2-3 hrs in length. Takes about 1 1/2 hours to go from VOBs to an AVI Throw in the occasional mistake and having to re-encode(), and encoding a movie can take up the better part of an afternoon. I'd kill for a Core 2 Quad, it'd cut my work time in half, and that may be an understatement.
to elaborate on this.

My friend had 2GB photoshop file he was doing for his architecture project and it took his computer (dual core) for ever to even OPEN the file and edit stuff. Yet alone save it. So he borrows my computer during that time. Cut the time to less than 1/2.

then he does solid edge and some other light and shadow rendering programs, he has to leave his dual core on for a full day (literally about 22 HRS, and the computer is unuseable during that time)in order to complete the process. but i let him use mine, and he gets work done SOO much faster now.

+ my movie projects, i wouldn't even want to do them on a dual core. once i had to do it on my laptop and it LITERALLY took more several hours just to compile it, rather than several minutes.
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lol must leave the thread before the flaming begins.....
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Gaming+Folding=QuadFTW

So not entirely true.


Besides, there isn't a ton of $ difference since you can get a Q6600 for about $200... its not like you have to spend $1000 for a Quad compared to the price of a dual core.
    
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