Originally Posted by buckman341
Friend of mine said that although a lot of programs aren't optimized to take advantage of dual or quad cores, a graphics card will take advantage of multiple cores.
Just wondering what the best bang for my buck would be in this case.
Bang for buck lies in the q6600 @ 2.4, that.s 2.4 per core(if my math is correct). Of course, multi-cores aern't fully optimized, the only game I know of that takes full advantage of four processors was allen wake, and unless your into the action/thriller genre you won't see fully optimized gaming on the quad cores for a while.
It's only a few bucks more so go for it, and save yourself the trouble of another upgrade later.
Graphic cards are microprocessors themselves specific for anything graphics heavy on the pc. that's why they have memory built into them etc. So, the better your graphics card and processor combination the higher performance you get from your rig.