No, its a quad core. No game is going to be hurting for threads. Doesn't have a whole lot of cache but clock speed is more important and it's fine in that department. I would get a higher resolution though, just for the sake of the experience. I had a 4870x2 overclocked to 4870 speeds. It let me run almost anything maxed out at 1920x1080. Cheap is always good, and any way to improve minimum fps is worth pursuing.