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What are those games that are dual-core compatible? I want to see some benches of the games comparing dual core against single core.
They just released a patch for Quake 4 to take advantage of dual-core CPUs, Unreal 3 will do the same, I'm not sure of the others though.
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post #22 of 40
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Originally Posted by diehrd
A dual core runs clock for clock the same FPS as a single core(2.7 vs 2.7 ) with the same video cards.And that is thanks to nvidia and there drivers designed for dual core.

Additionally the dualk core allows you to rip DVD,Or Cd and convert music or fold at full power while you game.So to say Dual core is not today means you only run single demanding tasks 1 at a time and thats fine,,BUT if the not for today crowed had a dual core i am pretty sure they would take advantage of the extra resources.

Dual core is it . Best of both worlds packaged in one chip . .
How often are you wanting to burn a DVD while gaming? I have a DVD burner and have used it maybe 10 times maximum lol. Do you literally use yours on a weekly basis to burn things? If so, just out of curiousity, how many DVD stacks have you purchased in the last year? That'd be hundreds of dollars.
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Originally Posted by Bittersweet
Age of Empires II minimized, Guild Wars Minimized, Gaim running, Yahoo IM running, Spybot SD running, 2 Firefox windows minimized, this one open.
All on a single core with Hyper threading, and a Geforce 5500.
Who needs duel cores indeed.
-Bittersweet
I hope your joking. I love the people who startup games and minimize them and say like "hey im not lagging lololol stupid dualcore". Yeah.. Try getting like 2 monitors and putting em both on one and try just wlaking on both of them. Have fun having like no FPS at all.
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post #24 of 40
dual cores are still better
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How often are you wanting to burn a DVD while gaming? I have a DVD burner and have used it maybe 10 times maximum lol. Do you literally use yours on a weekly basis to burn things? If so, just out of curiousity, how many DVD stacks have you purchased in the last year? That'd be hundreds of dollars.


The point is , ,Dual core is NOT tommrows technology.DVD burnig is an example as is working with music,Video,folding,seti,or even dramweaver while playing a game..

And I happen to be down to my last 50 DVD disks.

Which should last a month or so because it is slow and there is not much DATA recovery going on this month
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post #26 of 40
its meant for multi-tasking more than anything else, the consumer base for dual core is video editing, when your gaming you dont see much more performance, but when editing video, and running 5 server programs, and really putting it to use, its great.
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Originally Posted by diehrd
The point is , ,Dual core is NOT tommrows technology.DVD burnig is an example as is working with music,Video,folding,seti,or even dramweaver while playing a game..

And I happen to be down to my last 50 DVD disks.

Which should last a month or so because it is slow and there is not much DATA recovery going on this month
I dunno, I just don't see many people wanting to edit movies while playing Counterstrike lol. I guess if you seriously encode often enough that it's interrupting your game play, then go for it. I think most people have their old pc laying around to do mundain tasks like that though without spending extra money on something that won't be fully utilized before it's outdated. I respect your opinion though, I just don't know a single person who's computer use warrants a dual core instead of spending that extra money elsewhere beefing stuff up. I guess you're different since you burn almost 2 dvds a day on a slow month and do a majority of it while gaming.
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post #28 of 40
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I dunno, I just don't see many people wanting to edit movies while playing Counterstrike lol. I guess if you seriously encode often enough that it's interrupting your game play, then go for it. I think most people have their old pc laying around to do mundain tasks like that though without spending extra money on something that won't be fully utilized before it's outdated. I respect your opinion though, I just don't know a single person who's computer use warrants a dual core instead of spending that extra money elsewhere beefing stuff up. I guess you're different since you burn almost 2 dvds a day on a slow month and do a majority of it while gaming.
Well you could have a game running, and F@H open and be at full speed in the game. They overall are better. There is no reason to not buy a dual core if you can afford it.
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I would buy a dualcore CPU if I had the money. In my opinion, dualcores are a nice plus to have but not necessary these days, unless you run like 20+ programs at the same time.
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So they are still great for games? Iam trying to build a gaming pc and i dont know weither to get a 3700 or a 3800 x2?
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