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November 19, 2009 11:51:37 PM

Which processer would be faster for gaming? A Core 2 Quad Q9000 2.0GHz or a Core 2 Duo at 2.53 GHz. Both have the same video card.

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November 19, 2009 11:56:47 PM

It depends on the game, but for most cases, the duo would win. What video card would it have?
November 19, 2009 11:58:03 PM

An nvidia Geforce GTX 260M
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November 20, 2009 12:00:22 AM

The C2D will do better for most gaming depending on the GPU. The fact that this is a laptop graphics will be the real limiting factor. Which GPU is in there?

What else is the laptop being used for? The slower speed of the quad probably won't effect games that much in the end.
November 20, 2009 12:02:44 AM

NOthing else but basic hd internet stuff, music but mostly gaming at good fps
November 20, 2009 12:05:25 AM

When i was looking to upgrade my cpu i was told that most games dont need or use the quad core so a faster dual core is better for gameing pc's. I followed this advice and im prety happy with the results.

Not 100% if this is true just passing on what i was told :) 
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November 20, 2009 12:08:11 AM

The dual will be the way to go. By the time games come out that really take advantage of quads that make up for a 25% speed deficit, you're GPU will be outdated. The 260M sits in the 9800GT desktop equivalent area.

I'm sure youre expecting this question, but is the laptop required?
November 20, 2009 12:10:07 AM

well that kind of confirms what i was told :kaola: 
November 20, 2009 9:18:44 AM

ALright thanks guys. Now one more speed difference question. Is a pentium 4 at 3.2GHz faster than a core 2 duo at 2.53GHz?
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November 20, 2009 9:22:38 AM

Heck no.
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November 20, 2009 10:39:06 AM

When the C2Ds first came out, even the original 6300 at 1.83GHz could beat the P4EE at 3.73GHz. Netburst is VERY bad.
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November 20, 2009 10:47:01 AM

dividedbyno1 said:
ALright thanks guys. Now one more speed difference question. Is a pentium 4 at 3.2GHz faster than a core 2 duo at 2.53GHz?


An approximate comparison is a 3.4GHz Pentium D ~= 1.8~2.0 GHz C2D.
November 20, 2009 6:16:22 PM

ok thanks guys so for gaming right now you would suggets i just go for a c2d at 2.53ghz? That will hold me for a lond while right?
November 20, 2009 6:30:41 PM

one more quickie, a pentium i7-720qm at 1.60ghz-2.80ghz faster for gaming or the c2d at 2.53ghz
November 20, 2009 8:15:16 PM

omce again the two laptops have same graphics card
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November 20, 2009 8:18:50 PM

The Core i7 is the best choice - it will beat the Core 2 duo (or the quad) in pretty much everything. It's what I would go with. Oh, and the i7 is not a Pentium, just so you know.
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November 20, 2009 8:19:39 PM

I'm going to guess the i7, because its great architecture and will run at 2.8ghz for most games that are single threaded.

These are some all over the place CPUs to be asking about for a laptop. Price ranges have to be all over. For gaming, you have to put more weight into the GPU than the CPU. If its all the same 260M, then get as much CPU as you can within your budget.
November 21, 2009 12:19:25 AM

skora said:
I'm going to guess the i7, because its great architecture and will run at 2.8ghz for most games that are single threaded.

These are some all over the place CPUs to be asking about for a laptop. Price ranges have to be all over. For gaming, you have to put more weight into the GPU than the CPU. If its all the same 260M, then get as much CPU as you can within your budget.



are you saying the 260m will be enough for new games?
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November 21, 2009 12:27:18 AM

The 260m is the second best laptop graphics available. You'll be able to play new games, but the fact that it is a laptop will limit the settings. Some will do just fine, others will take a hit. If you're really into performance gaming, a desktop is the way to go. But I don't know your situation or if its even an option.
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November 21, 2009 12:29:30 AM

dividedbyno1 said:
are you saying the 260m will be enough for new games?


Will it be enough? yes. Although you may need to:

A. turn the graphic quality down
B. turn the down resolution
C. combination of both a and b

To have decent frame rates in graphic intensives games.

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