I'm about to upgrade my CPU, and I want to know if a quad core 3.4 ghz would run more efficiently for games over a 2.8 hexacore
This is a gaming rig that I have. And I didn't think a game would be able to take advantage of all 6 cores, and since it's at a lowered speed, would it have a less of a positive effect? thanks
If you're not planning on overclocking either CPU the X4 965 would be a safe bet for you. It'll be cheaper and provide you with pretty much all the power you'll need for today's games. I wouldn't advise that you get the X6 1055T unless you're looking to do a lot of video encoding or you're not planning on upgrading your processor for the next 4 years. Even then, you might want to consider getting the X4 965 with a decent mobo and dropping in a bulldozer processor down the road. It's really up to you.
What graphics card you got in your box?