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I'm crossposting this in hopes of getting a bit more input...

[copied over from here]
I would like to just preface this by saying I am sorry for possible re-asking a common question, but I'd rather get it straight.

I was on reddit recently, and somehow got myself into a dual vs quad gaming debate. (you can see it here) Though I'm fairly confident that I am correct, I do want to know other people's input on this whole issue.

You can probably figure it all out reading the post, and I just want to know what OCN's opinions are on it. I'm jamorama, btw...

-uKnighted

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post #2 of 15
Quad would be best at this point, for the very simple fact more and more games now are starting to utilize more than just 2 cores.
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Quote:
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quad would be best at this point, for the very simple fact more and more games now are starting to utilize more than just 2 cores.
qft
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Originally Posted by Diabolical999 View Post
Quad would be best at this point, for the very simple fact more and more games now are starting to utilize more than just 2 cores.
Sigh... so what exactly am I arguing against in the post...

and this statement does annoy me
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What I said in the first place was also fact, and you've just wasted both are time because you couldn't admit that you were wrong.
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The guy is a tool, stuck in the past. End of story.
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post #6 of 15
Herp-a-derp if you're building a gaming PC in 2011 and don't include a quad core.

Anyone who says different is just plain wrong, modern games are indeed utilizing quad-core CPU's.
    
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post #7 of 15
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Herp-a-derp if you're building a gaming PC in 2011 and don't include a quad core.

Anyone who says different is just plain wrong, modern games are indeed utilizing quad-core CPU's.
Well, budgets are very important... My dad's whole computer w/ a athlon x3 cost me $260 including calif sales tax, while my 2500k/ud3 cost $280 at microcenter, pretax, no to mention the 212+ for another $30.
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post #8 of 15
But that 2500k will kick the crud out of that X3 CPU. You get what you pay for. Heck even my 2500k beats out my friends X6 AMD!
In this day and age most people get quads. Who the fudge buys a dual core for a gaming PC now that quads are cheaper and are used in some games.
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Quad core.
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post #10 of 15
Even if the game is only dual core optimized the OS isn't and when the two cores get drilled with game play there is other resources for background tasks. A quad is just superior to dual.
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