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post #11 of 41
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Originally Posted by Korke
Woow, this thread looks like a amd vs intel thread.
Is it just me, or does it feel hostile in here?

are you bashing people who believe a single core is the right way, for them to go? Sounds like it, ignoranth4ck3r

I just stated my opinion.....that is all i did....
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post #12 of 41
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Originally Posted by Korke
Is it just me, or does it feel hostile in here?
Not hostile, just some concrete (black and white) thinking When one has an opinion based on hardware that is one thing. However, when one has opinion based on another person that is a pointed personal remark and not relevent.

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...that's so funny. Everyone knows that games don't take advantage of dual cores....yet.
     
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post #14 of 41
if anyone bothered to read up before they bought anything, then they would know that you don't buy DC CPUs for the current crop of games. sure there are patches for some, but it's been stated over and over again that DC is more for multitasking or encoding, for example.

the future will be multi-core CPUs. there's a wall for how fast we can push a processor with current technology so that's why there is more emphasis on multiple cores and CPUs.

people need to stop listening to hype. do the research, and buy within your budget.
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post #15 of 41
I bough my dual core because i do a bit of vid encoding, and i run it as our network server..so i needed for it to be able to process information in the background while i was doing other things....

I also use it for a gaming server for lanparties.....I can get a 64 player match in CS: S without so much as a stutter....
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post #16 of 41
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Not hostile, just some concrete (black and white) thinking When one has an opinion based on hardware that is one thing. However, when one has opinion based on another person that is a pointed personal remark and not relevent.

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Originally Posted by one43637
if anyone bothered to read up before they bought anything, then they would know that you don't buy DC CPUs for the current crop of games. sure there are patches for some, but it's been stated over and over again that DC is more for multitasking or encoding, for example.

the future will be multi-core CPUs. there's a wall for how fast we can push a processor with current technology so that's why there is more emphasis on multiple cores and CPUs.

people need to stop listening to hype. do the research, and buy within your budget.
Did you mean 'don't buy cpus for the 'future' crop of games'? Good post btw.
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post #17 of 41
no i meant don't buy a DC CPU and expect it to outperform a single core with current games. there are patches for a few games to take advantage of a DC, but most games will run the same as a single core. granted there are some games that are unplayble on a DC without a registry tweak. (SW KoToR for example)

more applications will take advantage of multi-core CPUs in the near future. that's the way the industry is headed, unless there is some miraculous breakthrough to push beyond the current wall in processor speeds.
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Funny really. I posted this after reading it in response to several posters in this forum. Whenever people come here and look for advice on which cpu to buy and indicate its going to be primarily for gaming, there are always any number of posters (those owning dual cores, of course) that instantly chime in about how dual core benefits games and how the dual core gaming "experience" is right around the corner. The reality is more what was posted in HardOCP's review. It boils down to what you do with your rig. The fact that this forum is based on gamers and overclockers would suggest that almost everyone here would be looking for the fastest, easiest to overclock, most bang for the buck cpu, be it opteron or athlon. Still there are any number of dual core owners that insist dual core is the next big thing (which for productivity apps, it most certainly is) and pay a premium for lower clocked dual core processors.

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Funny really. I posted this after reading it in response to several posters in this forum. Whenever people come here and look for advice on which cpu to buy and indicate its going to be primarily for gaming, there are always any number of posters (those owning dual cores, of course) that instantly chime in about how dual core benefits games and how the dual core gaming "experience" is right around the corner. The reality is more what was posted in HardOCP's review. It boils down to what you do with your rig. The fact that this forum is based on gamers and overclockers would suggest that almost everyone here would be looking for the fastest, easiest to overclock, most bang for the buck cpu, be it opteron or athlon. Still there are any number of dual core owners that insist dual core is the next big thing (which for productivity apps, it most certainly is) and pay a premium for lower clocked dual core processors.

Funny
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One processor will "Feel" snappier than the other. Is this to be discounted when mentioned? I don't think so yet there are some who would belittle the person mentioning this "feeling". Those who discount such are lost in ignorance or at least that is my view.
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The only problem with "feeling" is that it is based on perception and perception can be misleading. Why do you think they use placebos when testing perception? The funniest example I've read regarding this was people given non alcoholic beer and stating that they were beginning to feel "buzzed."

Anyways, it was interesting to see that dual cores "staggered". I haven't heard a dual core owner on this forum ever comment on this. Perhaps it was a BIOS issue? Anyone else witness "staggering" in games with dual core? Hopefully, future drivers or BIOS releases will fix this.
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