UPGRADING CPU MOSTLY FOR GAMING (FSX) E8500 VS Q9450???

i am upgrading my system mostly for gaming, fsx to be specific, i need to know which cpu i'll be better off for performance the E8400/8500 OR THE Q9450?????? i dont wanna know about other cpu like the q6600 i just want to know about these 2 thank you.
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  1. As far as i know FSX is cpu dependent an thus will benefit more from the quadcore (Q9450). I may be mistaken however.
  2. Nah you're right. Go with the quad, FSX will use all of it (and need it too).
  3. Avenger_K said:
    Nah you're right. Go with the quad, FSX will use all of it (and need it too).


    I'm sure that FSX only uses one core, unless it's been patched since i last played it (Which admitedly was a long time ago).
  4. quantumsheep said:
    I'm sure that FSX only uses one core, unless it's been patched since i last played it (Which admitedly was a long time ago).

    Quite the contrary! It scales up to 8 cores I think..
  5. I have no idea but would like to see this explored in fsx. Post links if you happen upon any.
  6. well on their main page here, it says "multi-core" optimized. I know this doesn't mean anything, but if you google around a little, there were many reviews on the subject, I'm sure you'd find one. :)
  7. I've tried google. :) Haven't seen quad vs dual scaling though, especially anything from the past year. http://www.behardware.com/articles/651-6/intel-core-2-quad-q6600.html
  8. Q9450. Patched FSX takes significant advantage of quad core. Of course, unless you patched it, FSX is single threaded, ONLY.
  9. Anyone with a Quad and capable mobo want to try disabling cores to tests this. My MSI P6N SLI platinum can't do it *cry*, but I know evga's 680i can as that is what [H] did for supreme commander testing: http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTMwNiwyLCxoZW50aHVzaWFzdA==
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