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Old 11-03-2008, 03:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ello. I wanted to ask about CPU's. Friend on mine told me, that Quads are designed to work on pc, but not play games. Dual's are the best choise for gaming PC - so is this true?

I'm about to build PC with like:

E8400, HD4870, 4GB Ram DDR2 and so on, so what do u think about that, will it play all new/future games in max details?

PS. I've also heard that HD4870 makes some annoying noises, any1 happen to cope with it?

Thanks, Ella.
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since very few games are optimized for quad core you should get a dual core if you are going to game. if you do video rendering or multitask then quad core would be good. also what ram are you getting? and what games are you going to play? and at what resolution? sometimes 4870 are overkill and the cheaper ones like 9800gt or similar is already good enough.
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games like GTA4, Far CRY 2, Crysis warhead and such.

I've got a 17'' monitor aswell.
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It should handle those games, unless you are wacting a movie, a,nd virus scanning at the same time.
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I think core 2 duo's are better for gaming than dual core
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I think core 2 duo's are better for gaming than dual core
exhaustive lab research shows unless you are one of the two games that have been optimized for 4 cores, then no, they are not better, especially from a cost/benefit ratio...
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exhaustive lab research shows unless you are one of the two games that have been optimized for 4 cores, then no, they are not better, especially from a cost/benefit ratio...
I don't understand what you're trying to say, but a Core 2 Duo DOES perform better in gaming than a Quad.
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IF your budget allows a quad, buy a quad. IF not, buy a dual core. I have been on a quad for over a year and i love it.
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IF your budget allows a quad, buy a quad. IF not, buy a dual core. I have been on a quad for over a year and i love it.
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Quads are the freaking future man.
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until AMD piggy back 2 quads onto a single chip
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