just wondering, if we want to compare a core 2 duo 2.6 (E4700) vs Athlon x4 2.6 which one will operate faster for gaming? despite the facts that's im aware of that a core 2 duo has more cache and having 4 cores vs 2 but yes both have different architecture, and when comparing 2 different architecture clock speed and number of cores could mean less.
here is my question, would you recommend Athlon x4 over a core 2 duo E4700 for a gaming system?
I would recommend the Athlon X4. Remember, many soon-to-be-released games will support 4 cores.