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?
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.
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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