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Old 01-14-2006, 04:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Dual-Core, Worth the extra $?

Hi, im upgrading PC new mobo+psu and the likes. Just wanted to get peples opinion on if they think i should spend the extra cash and get dual core3800+ x2 amd athlon 322$ @ newegg.com

I mean for gameing is it really gona help me? or should i just go with a 3800+ amd athlon 64? i think the single processor would possibly be better for certain games nowadays but what about in the future when most programs/applications support dual core. JUST Wanting your guy's opinion

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Old 01-14-2006, 06:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It will be when more games get mulitithread support. Quake 4 does, and look at the advantage you will get with a 3800... http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets...spx?i=2668&p=8 It beats a FX57.


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Old 01-14-2006, 06:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
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trust me, as an owner of an X2 i can say that they work brilliantly. i can play HL2 beautifully and that is supposedly one of the most cpu intensive games made. the 3800+ manchester is more than adequate for anything you could throw at it for a while and you also get the additional advantages of dual cores: mainly multitasking. i can play a game and encode a dual layer dvd to single layer in about 20 minutes if i split the processes between the cores.
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