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post #31 of 77
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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 on my "office1" rig (below) just fine at 1680x1050 honestly.
+1
exactly what im saying....
dont know why people keep saying he should upgrade to a lga 775 quad....
in my opinion the op will be fine for a while and after that he should make a jump to ivy bridge/bulldozer and not old gen quads........
post #32 of 77
my e7300 holds up MOOOORE than fine against modern games...
4ghz usually and pulls through ok, even bottle-necking my 2 460's, really depends on the game.... keep trying to overclock it... and you'll find yourself using that processor and saving some extra cash..

and on upgrading to a ht i3.... lol really dont think thats a good idea when a quad i5 can be had for a decent amount more

i just wish 9550's were a little more realistic
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I went from a E8500 overclocked to 4.5 to a sandy bridge and I noticed a hell of a difference. Games run so much smoother. The c2d lineup I would say is ok, but your gonna want to upgrade it soon. A lot of people say that most games are still limited to 2 cores, but you have to realize that new processors can process threads a hell of a lot faster for those 2 cores then the old architecture. Plus I'm sure most new games take advantage of 4+ cores. Some games that were made a while back have been optimized and updated to use more cores.

You can wait till bulldozer and/or ivy bridge are out, read some comparisons and then choose one. Sandy bridge prices will be lowered by that time too but not by much.
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post #34 of 77
crysis hammers 2 cores so wheres space for windows?
bioshock 2 sends 4 streams of data
so does blur
so does supreme commander
so does mafia 2 afaik

need i go on?
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my netbook plays mafia 2 lol
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my netbook plays mafia 2 lol
Yeah but...
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my netbook plays mafia 2 lol
My single core 6600gt runs prototype at 3fps

Edit : You have a gtx460 SLi and a E72 Umad?
Edited by nukefission - 2/24/11 at 8:45am
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well i meant in a pleasant way lol... nothing too annoying lol... m11x btw...

but for a big world game..... and a cpu with an unbelievably low clock speed dualie ... it runs great
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+1
exactly what im saying....
dont know why people keep saying he should upgrade to a lga 775 quad.
...
in my opinion the op will be fine for a while and after that he should make a jump to ivy bridge/bulldozer and not old gen quads........
It's because his budget CPU won't make it to 4Ghz...

And if he has to buy a new CPU why not make it a quad?
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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.....
I don't think people need a PC like mine, I just wish people would stop buying high end graphics cards and then start crying in a thread when they get no performance increase because they didn't factor there CPU into the equation.

People really do not understand just how important a CPU is when it comes to driving graphics cards.
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