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Old 02-07-2006, 11:23 PM   #51 (permalink)
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But wouldn't a 4400+ theoreticly outperform a 3700+ becuase it will be dealing with windows and other background programs?

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Old 02-07-2006, 11:29 PM   #52 (permalink)
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nope.. were not talkn bout who can multask or run faster, i mean actually IN GAME
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nope.. were not talkn bout who can multask or run faster, i mean actually IN GAME
I meant that the 4400+ theoreticly would run better becuase it is processing the single threaded game at 3700+ speeds but it is also processing the rest of windows, it would pretty much be taking the weight of windows/background apps off of the processor that is running the game, where as a single core would have to handle the game AND windows simoultaniously.
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but the thing is, that they both have enough power to do so at the same time. Neither one is being challenged.

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Cost / performance gain is a ridiculously high ratio though when you compare the 4400 X2 to the 3700. Read that again...high ratio = baaad. : ) I'm going to buy a 3700 / 4000 single then upgrade to a X2 in about a year or so. Then it will be cruuuucial. I get what you guys are saying though. It's just not worth it dime for dime.
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exactly why midrange cards are the smartest buys
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