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4850 x2 with a E8500 vs q9300?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
December 26, 2008 5:19:58 AM

I am planning on playing at 1600 x 1050 and before I put together a rig, I was wondering about the best processor to go with a 4850 x2. Any suggestions are welcome because I am afraid of losing substantial fps for my video card.

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December 26, 2008 5:38:13 AM

you will not lose substanial amount of fps on either.
December 26, 2008 5:50:44 AM

You can get more performance in-game with the E8500 by overclocking it, but I think games will start becoming more quad core friendly in the coming years, so the Q9300 might be better in that sense
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December 26, 2008 5:57:35 AM

I am jsut trying to run company of heroes and Dawn of War 2 when it comes out, as best as I can. You think for these games. If I go witht he quad core, would I have to overclock it to get the most out of the cpu too?
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December 26, 2008 6:04:41 AM

If i am not mistaken these games are not optimised for quads. IMHO take E8400, overclock it and enjoy)