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Old 12-01-2005, 07:05 PM   #11 (permalink)
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and boy will it be pretty
You know that the processor has next to nothing to do with the "beauty" of a game right?
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I'm sure he meant it in a different way flanker, ie he probobly meant it will be nice ot get extra performance.
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You won't get any extra performance if your videocard's bottlenecking, which is whats happening in almost every gaming system on this planet.
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yes you will. just not as much in gaming. you will notice it in CPU-intensive programs.
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The X2 3800+ operates at 2.0Ghz, however.
How does this compare to a single core? How many Ghz is this overall, it can't be 4.0 because that would be ridiculous- the X2 is only $300.
Also, the 4000+ and 4200+ operate at the same frequency- 2.2Ghz. WTF????
you don't measure performance in terms of MHZ and GHZ. that's what AMD's P-rating (performance rating) is for.
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yes you will. just not as much in gaming.
And what are 99% of the systems on this website built around?

You guessed it; Gaming.

Dual Cores are nice in pure speed and Dual-Core environments because there's nothing bottlenecking you. In games, its a whole different environment.
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games of the future will utilise dual core CPU's though. like the Unreal3 engine.
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Doesn't matter if they use Dual Cores. Today's processors are enough to max out games, but a videocard bottlenecks it far below the processor's limit. Doesn't matter if you have the whole game running on 2.8GHz, or half and half on 2 different 2.4GHz, the performance will be the same in games.
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yeah but you may aswell get the dual, as games of the future will take advantage of it. and with those games you will get a performance increase from dual core processors.

an X2 3800+ will not cost much more than a single core 3800+
yes current games will not see much difference. but for not much more you may as well get it. you can still get a good video card anyway along with the X2
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Well then the deciding factor would be the videocard, not the processor. Just get a regular 3800+ and a 8800GTX and you'll have the same performance. UT2K7 isn't going to benefit from from Dual-Core support though. I wanna see the look on the faces of the people with Dual Cores when that happens.
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I'm just saying dual cores aren't much more than singles. you may as well get a dual. you will see performance increases in other programs. not just games. although some games will see performance increases too, just not many at first.
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