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Old 02-06-2006, 10:13 PM   #11 (permalink)
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It really depends if a game utilizes both cores ... newer games in the future will, and even some recent games are releasing patches to support dual-core. Besides those exceptions in gaming I just mentioned, everything else will benefit from dual-core.
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Old 02-06-2006, 10:16 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Well, I mostly play BF2. I'll be on Oblivion when it comes out, which does support dual core if I'm not mistaken. I'm sure they'll be a 64-bit patch for BF2 one of these days.
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Old 02-06-2006, 10:16 PM   #13 (permalink)
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^ lol, gaara is always so smart, listen to him and you'll be happy.

so one question, wen everybody says games in future r gooing to be dual core, does this mean that new processors starting from now on are all going to be dual core, so single core processors are going to be obselete soon? and is EVERY SINGLE GAME actually going to be dual core from now on?
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Old 02-06-2006, 10:24 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I doubt every single game will support dual core and dual core only. I'm sure most will be compatiable with dual core, but made for single core.
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Old 02-06-2006, 10:33 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Dude...theres atleast a 30% difference in the performance of AMD's top and bottom Athlon 64 offerings, and thats not counting how a FX-60 would perform in a Dual Core game...Its definately worth it to go with a 3700+ compared to a 3000+...
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Old 02-06-2006, 10:35 PM   #16 (permalink)
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hmm so is it really worth it going dual core right now.. if any1 was to get a new comp, go dual?
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Old 02-06-2006, 10:40 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Indeed Dual the way to go but my writing already says that. Gaara makes an interesting point that I don't think has been made yet though what is the only processor that will actually get better over time and not degrade in performance it's dual core of course as everything migrates over.
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Old 02-06-2006, 10:45 PM   #18 (permalink)
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icic, but to me the only dual core worth going for is opteron 165.
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Old 02-06-2006, 10:48 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Yea, that "Interesting point" was conjured up by his overactive imagination. Everybody knows the performance difference between processors exists.

Thats like saying that if you didn't have a speedometer you wouldn't notice the differences between how fast cars were.
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Old 02-06-2006, 10:52 PM   #20 (permalink)
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yea. im planning to get the opteron 165, but i duno how to oc, you think if i bring my pc to a computer store and pay them to oc, u think they will? LOL thas a silly question but just curious.
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