OK i know there are not many (if any) the use all 4 cores of a qiuad, can i be safe to assume I can get a high clocked dual core for the next 6 months and be safe that it will run all the games coming?
It depends on the models,which models are do u want to compare?
Yes... dependant on the rest of your system of course... Examples: E8500 and Nvidia 9400GT (no)... E8500 and ATI 4890 (yes)
If your specs are in your sig, are you using onboard graphics with your quad to drive a 1920 resolution BenQ?
Also, what psu do you have?
E8400 or E8500 will keep u in game for quite a while, a year probably. they clock like crazy. maybe even a e5300 clocked to 4 GHz will do the job.
Absolutely even games optimized for quad cores still benefit more from core speed than core numbers, as far as gaming is concerned a fast dual core with good cache and a good gpu will give you all the performance you need for at least another year or two it will be a whgile before quads become the standard in gaming.
okay thanks, I have noticed on my quad core that core 3 is holding my cpu back thats the one that fails, so dual core i assume removes most of that risk hehe
Hmm odd... anyway windows doesnt do a great job of allocating Cores to different tasks (windows 7 may be better at this).... but you may find that 1/2 of your cores will be idle in games. Office / video work tends to work better on multi core chips.
Guess it depends what you use your PC for most will determine the best chip.
I have an old pc E8400 and works a treat in games... even on stck frequency - my New i7 on the other hand is a quad... and works flawlessly on just about everything.
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