Originally Posted by erauman
I'm not saying that 'feel' is not an important at all, but i'm stating that frame rates during actually game play matters more for gamers, where i'm sure you should be able to agree.
There may have been a discrepancy or a problem with their tests to show such a drastic difference, but the gaming gap between dual core and single core cpus in the same price range has been extensively documented.
Dualcore is great for gaming because all your backround programs like ATI tool, antispyware, virus scanner, ect run on a different core.
Also, dual cores will have better value should you try and sell it, AND dual core will have a heavy increase in performance on new games.
BTW- I have seen tons of reviews in which game that have dual core optimizing patch see considerable performance increase with dual core.