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I gained 8 fps on Metro 2033 going from a x4 955@3.8ghz to a x6 1100T@4.0ghz. I don't think .2ghz would account for that big of an increase.
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just played bf2142 to test this out, cpu usage was at a stead 31-32% according to windows resource monitor.
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C3 revision Phenom II X4's do go past 4Ghz rathger easy. I had a 955 for 3 days wich gone to 4GHz stable on stock volts with multiplier only. More cores isn't equal to more performance in single-threaded or dual-threaded applications. The thing is, with a hexa-core your friend will have a more capable all-round system, that will last a few more months at the least than a quad-core system. The differences may not be that significant, but i would choose the 1090T if i didn't have to keep the spending to a pre-determined value.
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Supreme Commander does. Here's a further list (although, it's outdated).
Supreme commander beats the crap outta my dual core laptop with a 4330 graphics card... 98-100 percent cpu utilization... and the gpu has a hard time handling the graphics...
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Just so you know, this whole "bottlenecking" business is not exactly true. I have a socket 939 dual core (manufactured in 2001 I believe). With a GTX-285, I can max out any game I try except GTA4. If certain games are CPU intensive, that game may be "bottlenecked" by the CPU, but the system as a whole doesn't care.

Basically, let the GPU do its thing and let the CPU do its own.

i don't know about that, i have an i7-930 and it gets bottlenecked by my 470's in SLI when i play crysis. I even Oc'd to 3.4 on stock cooler, which raised my average fps in crysis from 42 to 48, and there is still a bottleneck during lots of CPU intensive shootouts and explosions.

A stock i7-930 @ 2.8 Ghz is right there with the 1090t performance wise under the high end CPU list on the benchmarks website.
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i don't know about that, i have an i7-930 and it gets bottlenecked by my 470's in SLI when i play crysis. I even Oc'd to 3.4 on stock cooler, which raised my average fps in crysis from 42 to 48, and there is still a bottleneck during lots of CPU intensive shootouts and explosions.

A stock i7-930 @ 2.8 Ghz is right there with the 1090t performance wise under the high end CPU list on the benchmarks website.
Crysis is only dual threaded. The physics and particle effects can still beat the crap out of any CPU.
    
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post #27 of 29
If he won't be overclocking(probably the largest advantage Thuban has over Deneb) then it may not matter much really. Thuban does offer a better memory controller as well as Turbo core, which for someone not overclocking may offer that extra performance boost they need. I personally moved from a Q6600 to my 1055 and noticed a huge difference in some games.

Over all the price difference between the 6 and 4 cores is too little to even consider settling on the quad IMO. Go for the x6.
post #28 of 29
conclusion would be something like this, if he has lots of money he can go with 6 cores
if he is on a low budget 4 cores

it is alwasys better to get better graphic card than better processor so if he has to chose...
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post #29 of 29
If I was so hard up I couldn't afford an x6 over an x4 I wouldn't be wasting my money on pc's, i'd be using it to feed and clothe my daughter.
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