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True this may be the case but I am answering directly to the original post.

On the choice of cpus for a gamming application.
I am trying to answer the original post also, look at the section that is bold below.

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I am in the process of building a new gaming rig. My first thought was to get a FX57 but then I decided that I could get a SD 3800 and OC it to FX57 speeds. Now I am wondering if I should get a dual core instead and OC that. I have read that the FX57 is the gaming chip to get but will I be missing out on much by getting a dual core? I am trying to think about future upgrades as well because this comp will be primarily for gaming but it will also be my only comp for a while so I will need to encode AVI and other non gaming tasks at some point.
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Wait a second guys..SMP rigs..(IE) Dual core do not put apps on one core or the other,,The apps single threaded or not are processed on both cores in an alternating mannor..What ever core is free to process gets the next thread from thread 1 to thread ga Zillion

So if a single core uses 70% to process a game a dual core will try its best to share the load 35% / 35% ( Of course this is never perfectly shared but for ease of discussion there ya have it)

Take prime 95 on a dual core turn it on look at task manager..The cores will both run at 50% each,,Turn it on with an FX chip core will bang to 100%

Thats why a dual core multitasks so well..

In a game the difference of a dual core to single core is only the difference in clock speed..SO a dual core at 2.7 will obviously not game on par with an FX at 3.4 lol..But put them both at 2.7 and you have as close to exact as you could hope to get. .
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Maybe you didn't read about it, but FX-59 (dual core @ 2.6Ghz stock speed) and FX-60 (single core @ 3.0Ghz stock speed) have just came out, personally i'd go for a dual core processor as they are gonna be the new technology out there for dual core gaming

P.S a 3800+ will never be on par with an FX-57, if you don't want to spend that much on a CPU, better get X2 4400+ or X2 4800+, else it's not worth the upgrade now, as in 1year time quad cpu's will be manufacured both by Intel and AMD.
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Wait a second guys..SMP rigs..(IE) Dual core do not put apps on one core or the other,,The apps single threaded or not are processed on both cores in an alternating mannor..What ever core is free to process gets the next thread from thread 1 to thread ga Zillion

So if a single core uses 70% to process a game a dual core will try its best to share the load 35% / 35% ( Of course this is never perfectly shared but for ease of discussion there ya have it)

Take prime 95 on a dual core turn it on look at task manager..The cores will both run at 50% each,,Turn it on with an FX chip core will bang to 100%

Thats why a dual core multitasks so well..

In a game the difference of a dual core to single core is only the difference in clock speed..SO a dual core at 2.7 will obviously not game on par with an FX at 3.4 lol..But put them both at 2.7 and you have as close to exact as you could hope to get. .
Thanks for that clarification, I understand that is the way it happens just to make it easier to understand I broke it down that way. Essentialy though when you buy a dual core processor you are buying two processors share the workload in you pc. The question is are you going to be doing enough on you pc to justify buying a dual core or not. If all you do is game, don't get one until dual processors are mainstream (all pc's have them) but if you do multiple applications at the same time or while gaming get a dual core and I guarantee you will be happy.

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Maybe you didn't read about it, but FX-59 (dual core @ 2.6Ghz stock speed) and FX-60 (single core @ 3.0Ghz stock speed) have just came out, personally i'd go for a dual core processor as they are gonna be the new technology out there for dual core gaming
They will be out in January and I beleive the FX-60 is the dual core (even numbers=dual core and odd=single in the FX line of processors)
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