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It depends on what game your talking about. fsx used to pull the pants off my old q6600 and laugh at it
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Originally Posted by Korlus View Post
Why, if all he does is game? 90% of games are still dual-core limited. Maybe in a year's time or so, if more come out.


The question here is: Do you get enough frames per second?

If overclocking your GPU still gives you a noticeable rise in fps in the games you play, you probably don't need a new CPU. If it doesn't, then start considering one that will clock higher.

Why? It was proved a while back here that an i3 usually beats an i7 for gaming:
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...e-updated.html
the key word is
minimum fps
to op if u get playable fps with ur processor then why change it...
for me playable fps means anything above 25 fps........
and about antuk's post....u dont even have a clue about anything do u??
have u used all the processors u keep commenting about...hmm guess not
a c2d will still perform decently in 80%games even if its not 4ghz........
Edited by ghost_z - 2/24/11 at 5:52am
post #23 of 77
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Originally Posted by Korlus View Post
My point is that a quad running at 4 Ghz will barely (if at all) run faster than a dual at 4 Ghz, and an upgrade from a C2D running at 3.2 -> 4 Ghz is not a large upgrade. He'd do better to either change architectures or just wait until his fps actually bothers him.


Incidentally, as he said he can reach 3.2 Ghz without much in the way of volts etc, he could probably push higher, further reducing his need for another chip.


Edit:

Apologies for the double post. I saw that and thought someone else had replied.
*Facepalm*
From what it sounds like he hasn't been playing recent games, so he wouldn't know if it's going to bothersome. The upgrade to a quad would be worth it for a number of games unless your idea of playable is sub 30 minimums. Most games going forward are recommending quads as well.

Even still his 210 isn't going to help any and he should probably just build a whole new system. If he is on a budget, he will get the most out of just grabbing a c2q and a nice GPU. New architecture + GPU would cost a decent amount.
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post #24 of 77
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And about antuk's post....u dont even have a clue about anything do u??
have u used all the processors u keep commenting about...hmm guess not
a c2d will still perform decently in 80%games even if its not 4ghz........
I used to have a 3.6Ghz Core 2 Duo E6420 and a Pentium Dual Core E6400 that was based on the newer 45nm Wolfdale core that was clocked at 4Ghz.

So I've more then enough experience to comment thank you very much

Have you used all the processors you've commented on?
post #25 of 77
I've used a E4600 @ 3,4Ghz and my current E8400 @ 4,5Ghz.
The E8400 overclocked is plenty for gaming, though the E4600 atleast at stock isn't enough. Overclocked around 3,5Ghz maybe. Still, I would upgrade.
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I used to have a 3.6Ghz Core 2 Duo E6420 and a Pentium Dual Core E6400 that was based on the newer 45nm Wolfdale core that was clocked at 4Ghz.

So I've more then enough experience to comment thank you very much

Have you used all the processors you've commented on?
yes i have used a p4,athlon x2,c2d aswell as my current i7 so i have enough idea about their performance....(i dont know why but u always feel people need a very gud pc or more importantly a pc like urs to do anything although i might be wrong but i feel that way)......
and btw one gud thing u did is changing ur sig into something usefull,knowledgable.....
post #27 of 77
It should be able to manage, but it wont be the best, and most likely you will run into a bottleneck... Try to overclock as best you can, but apart from that, maybe move to a faster C2D (like an E8400), a C2Q (like a Q9550), or just upgrade your system to a faster Core iX processor...
     
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post #28 of 77
That 6950 would seriously get bottlenecked.
post #29 of 77
E4600 is bottleneck HD 6950 .Personal exp . I Used E4500 with HD5850 n i face big bottleneck. Change ur cpu . At least take Quad core like Q9450,9550,9650.
post #30 of 77
I have dual cores and quad cores, all set up for gaming, so I'm unbiased.

Despite all the misinformation, C2Ds at 3.8-4.0 will hold their own just fine as long as you have a powerful enough GPU for your resolution. The games that would saturate a fast E8400 are extremely few, and if you don't play them, who cares? I can run BFBC2 and get usable framerates on my "work1" rig (below, now with 2x9800GT) at 1680x1050 honestly, but not nearly as nice as with my sig rig.
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