Re: Core 2 or Quad?
After a slow start, software is catching up very fast with multicore. Right now, for example, my computer is used A LOT as a media hub over my home network, and the prime piece of software I use - PS3 Media Server, which transcodes HD video for me on the fly, is multicore enabled (very big difference noticeable), the Valve Source engine has recently been multicore enabled, my OS (Vista Ultimate 64) also is, so even if the software isn't, it can still manage across the cores. It is true that a dual core will be somewhat faster on non-enabled apps, but it is a dying breed IMO. Expect to see the next revisions of most popular game engines mc enabled too.