single core vs dual core - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-21-2006, 09:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 455
Default single core vs dual core

single cores r better for gaming as of now and dual core for future.

but about dual core in the future, will games be all dual core and no more single core games?
__________________

123Justin is offline  
Old 01-21-2006, 09:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
003
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 3,312
Default

A 2.2GHz single core CPU and a 2.2GHz dual core CPU will perform on par in current games. In future games however such as UT2007 and anything based on the Unreal Engine 3, the dual core CPU will far outperform the single core CPU.
__________________

__________________
so, umm, err yeah
003 is offline  
Old 01-21-2006, 09:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
Apokalipse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 14,559
Default

http://www.techist.com/search.php?s=...der=descending
__________________
Apokalipse is offline  
Old 01-21-2006, 09:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 350
Default

I hope i am making the right descision with my x2 3800....
__________________
Kitire is offline  
Old 01-21-2006, 09:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
PZEROFGH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 7,553
Send a message via AIM to PZEROFGH
Default

if the 2.2 single core and 2.2 dual core perform around the same, but teh 2.2 dual core will beat it out in everything else other then gaming, then why go for the single core?
__________________
Hmmm?
AIM/Xfire - pzerofgh
PZEROFGH is offline  
Old 01-21-2006, 09:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 455
Default

yea thas tru.
123Justin is offline  
Old 01-21-2006, 09:46 PM   #7 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 969
Default

Games will soon be able to utilize both cores to run better on dual core system. And if the coders made the games right, then there will be only slight loses of performance for single cores. Maybe 1-2 frames in games.
__________________
<br><br><font color=\"black\"><b>There's No Place Like </b></font><font color=\"red\"><b>127.0.0.1</b></font><br>
AnthraX is offline  
Old 01-21-2006, 09:47 PM   #8 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 350
Default

Yeah, but what if the newer games that utilize dual cores suck... and i want to play CSS or BF2? . I know for a fact that Morrowind won't suck and it will use both cores, but it is all singleplayer =/.
__________________
Kitire is offline  
Old 01-21-2006, 09:50 PM   #9 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 3,339
Default

Dual Core for the Present and Future!


Learn why this is so
__________________
<form action=\"http://www.srsyo.org/tfsearch.php\" method=\"get\">
<input type=\"text\" name=\"search\"> <input type=\"submit\" name=\"submit\" value=\"Search TF before you post!\"></form>
Vista Discussion | 64 Bit Discussion |Microsoft Homepage | Yo Linux | Paul Thurrott | Fire Fox | Thunder Bird | Image Shack | Photo Bucket | Put File | Anti-Spyware | MS Anti-Spyware | Trillian | Anti-Virus | On Line Virus Scan
Tyler1989 is offline  
Old 01-21-2006, 09:51 PM   #10 (permalink)
003
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 3,312
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by AnthraX
And if the coders made the games right, then there will be only slight loses of performance for single cores. Maybe 1-2 frames in games.
That is not true at all. When a game is multithreaded, it means if you have 2 CPUs (or a dual core CPU), each core will excute a thread at once, effectively doubling the speed of the CPU (theoretically). A single core CPU can simply not keep up with the theoretical speed gains of multi-cpu.
__________________

__________________
so, umm, err yeah
003 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:56 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.