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

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March 31, 2008 8:53:13 PM

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.
March 31, 2008 9:12:40 PM

As far as i know FSX is cpu dependent an thus will benefit more from the quadcore (Q9450). I may be mistaken however.
March 31, 2008 9:49:35 PM

Nah you're right. Go with the quad, FSX will use all of it (and need it too).
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March 31, 2008 10:35:00 PM

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).
April 1, 2008 12:35:31 AM

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..
April 1, 2008 1:15:38 AM

I have no idea but would like to see this explored in fsx. Post links if you happen upon any.
April 1, 2008 2:09:19 AM

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. :) 
April 1, 2008 4:36:57 AM

Q9450. Patched FSX takes significant advantage of quad core. Of course, unless you patched it, FSX is single threaded, ONLY.
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