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Originally Posted by antuk15 View Post
To put it bluntly, Anyone who still thinks dual cores are ok to game on is an idiot
I was trying to show that I believe more cores is the way to go from now on based on the chart I posted.

Yet alot of developers are going to still encode for 2 cores, because according to services like Steam, those are the people who buy a majority of games. Just look at some of the turds around here who refuse to let the Pentium 4 go and look at the Pentium D as their upgrade path...

So yeah, basically having a highly overclocked i3 will probably do you good for at least a few more years.
Edited by dlee7283 - 2/16/11 at 6:11am
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i3 at 4.5ghz would probaly be = to an athlon at 3.5 ghz, which is about the max oc you can get on athlons.
    
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post #13 of 58
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Originally Posted by Ubernoobie View Post
lol, you said clock speed will only take you so far while the i5/i7 rapes the phenom II 970 @ 3.5ghz at stock
There's always one trying to be a smart arse

Were talking about DUAL vs QUAD....

Not QUAD vs QUAD..
post #14 of 58
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Originally Posted by dlee7283 View Post
I was trying to show that I believe more cores is the way to go from now on based on the chart I posted.

Yet alot of developers are going to still encode for 2 cores, because according to services like Steam, those are the people who buy a majority of games. Just look at some of the turds around here who refuse to let the Pentium 4 go and look at the Pentium D as their upgrade path...

So yeah, basically having a highly overclocked i3 will probably do you good for at least a few more years.
If you think that then I suggest you go read some article comparing game performance on Dual, Quad and Hexa cores..

Dual cores STRUGGLE NOW......let alone in 2 years time...

Bad company 2 for example runs miles faster on a quad then a dual core...

EDIT : http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpu...o-games-need/1

If you're running more then 1 graphics card then you HAVE to have a Quad...
Edited by antuk15 - 2/16/11 at 6:29am
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i3 at 4.5ghz would probaly be = to an athlon at 3.5 ghz, which is about the max oc you can get on athlons.
Wrong:

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/143?vs=122

The i3 wins either wins or is even in almost every category except load consumption .
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I don't feel that a dual core is really worth the time anymore. Six months ago this conversation might have been relevant, but at this point, I feel that pretty much any build requires a quad.

I understand the age old argument that for gaming frequency > threads for FPS, but if a Q9550 @ 4.0 is fast enough (frequency wise), I see no reason to sacrifice 2 physical cores just to get another 500 mhz out of the i3. (I realize the clarkdale architecture scales better and is more powerful clock for clock)

I think your only real option here is a i5 760. It just makes sense in terms of staying power. Plus anything close to 4 GHz on a overclock is going to give you what you want for staying power in gaming.
    
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Bottom line is have a look at the fps an i3 will get for the games you play and if the i3 is enough for your needs based on figures widely available through google, then it's enough for your needs. Personally I don't play Metro 2033 and the i3 plays CS:S, black ops and COD 4 perfectly at anything above 4.3GHz (haven't tried below really ) so I'm happy enough with it myself Oh and that's coming from a Q6600 that I still own which runs at 3.6, the chips are comparable and the better chip is determined by the game so I'll repeat, whether or not the i3 is enough for your needs depends entirely upon what your needs are.
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How did your X58 die?
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Bottom line is have a look at the fps an i3 will get for the games you play and if the i3 is enough for your needs based on figures widely available through google, then it's enough for your needs. Personally I don't play Metro 2033 and the i3 plays CS:S, black ops and COD 4 perfectly at anything above 4.3GHz (haven't tried below really ) so I'm happy enough with it myself Oh and that's coming from a Q6600 that I still own which runs at 3.6, the chips are comparable and the better chip is determined by the game so I'll repeat, whether or not the i3 is enough for your needs depends entirely upon what your needs are.
Problem with that is most people keep a CPU for about 3+ yrs so it's no good looking at what he plays now, He needs to think about what he'll be playing a few years from now.
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guys chill

this is supposed to be a weaker microATX system im using to take to lanparties and moving around a lot

i dont have the money to get an x58 motherboard against so im selling off my i7 930 to get an i3+h55 mobo

i just wanted to know how well it would game @ 4.5ghz
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