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Dual core or quad core?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Bjorn de Haas, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. Bjorn de Haas

    Bjorn de Haas

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    guys what is better for gaming?? dual or quad core?
     
  2. Christopher Aponte

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    both
    depending on the need
    right now ISI game engine doesn't really support dual or even quad core...
    it is still on single core
    but most likely games coming out on other type of game engine will use more than a single core

    if you are also in flight simulator, it is better to go dual or quad core is the best

    if you are running video editing software, than quad core is better
     
  3. Damian Henderson

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    It depends allot on the clock speed to, the higher it is the better it will run dual core optimized games.
     
  4. Mark Birney

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    Intel need to slow down. They are releasing Quad Core soon to the market, yet games and many applications don't support even Quad Core. Servers can really only take full advantage. Mind you, it's good to future proof, so Quad Core I say.

    Was readin up on the i7 920, you can overlock to 4ghz very easily and you don't need liquid cooling (just a good heatsink). So you can save the $999 from the i7 965 :p
     
  5. CrashingTiger

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    Just remember, all the new and greatest hardware always comes out with little support. The hardware needs to get out there before the developers will use up the time and resources to take advantage of it.

    I say quad core, because once they do start to take advantage of it, i bet the dual cores will get outgunned in short order.
     
  6. CrashingTiger

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    my bad. double post.
     
  7. Eric. K

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  8. Mark Birney

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    Eric, we can't handle that power... The reactor is melting!

    You could wait for OnLive, that way you don't need Dual or Quad Core.
     
  9. Dave Stephenson

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    OnLive will flop, futureproof yourselves peeps. I'd go quad.
     
  10. Damian Henderson

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    Yup, get quad at pretty high clock speed if you can afford it.
     
  11. Lee Downham

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    :plus1:
     
  12. Douglas Simoneli

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    I think AMD Phenom are best