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Old 12-22-2005, 01:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay so the dual core CPUs seem nice and all but i am questionable as to why to spend more on them over single core. Are games coming really going to benefit that much from the dual core?

I have read a few too many reviews showing the 4000+ san diego beating the hell out of the 3800+ but I have reason to believe the two cores will be used soon making their performance boost up by 50% or so.

what is the real situation? im not too positive...

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Old 12-22-2005, 05:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes the games are going to be utilizing both cores, especially the unreal engine 3 i believe.

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It's true that the 4000+ will beat the X2 3800+, but when engines start being optimized for dual core cpus, then the X2 3800+ will chew up the 4000+ and spit it out, like bad tasting gum.
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Old 12-22-2005, 12:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Dual core is definately the way to go. Even FEAR is optimized for dual-core CPUs, and its only going to get more and more in the future. As demanding as today's games are getting, you can't afford not to have the very best.
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right now there are no games out that actually benefit greatly to dual core setups. BUT, if I knew what I know now, I would've made a junker PC for a few games I currently like and waited a year or two to get a solid setup when we start dealing with multi-cored CPU's. Actually, IMO, dual core is like a stepping stone. The way marketing goes, I think they'll skip right over dual core setups and begin with 4 core programming...


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