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Old 11-25-2006, 12:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I posted earlier that i had someone that wanted me to help him build a computer, mainly to play battlefield 2. What he has in mind is a single core at like 3 ghz.

Since i am new to building pcs and such, can someone please help me with a question that he asked me?

He asked me wouldnt it be better to play games at single core if he does not plan on multi tasking..just to have one beast processor rather than 2 smaller ones. He was looking at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103526 .

Is a dual core better for gaming or just multi tasking?
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Old 11-25-2006, 12:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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its true that games right now don't utilize dual core processors but they will soon so tell him to get this.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115005

its cheaper and it will stomp that single core
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Wow, i am suprised on how fast i am getting responses tonight.

Thanks for the answer, i will tell him that when i see him next :-)
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He asked me wouldnt it be better to play games at single core if he does not plan on multi tasking..just to have one beast processor rather than 2 smaller ones. He was looking at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103526 .

Is a dual core better for gaming or just multi tasking?
You seem to be confused by dual core technology. Having a dual core doesn't mean the 2 cores are at slower frequencies and then crammed together. Dual cores are 2 decent/amazing cores put together on one die.
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