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Which CPU for running multiple games?

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June 29, 2010 10:30:47 AM

I'm not entirely clear on how load is spread across multiple cores, so I'm going to ask this. Assume that RAM is 8GB and GPU is sufficient.

Let's say I have a game I play, and in this game it benefits me to have multiple clients running. We'll use WoW for example. Now assume I have 8-10 accounts, and I want to have all 8-10 active at the same time.

Would a 1090t be (noticeably) better than a i5-750 for this?
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June 29, 2010 11:04:44 AM

$295 3.2Ghz 1090T CPU vs a $195 2.66Ghz i5-750 CPU. I should hope it would.

It would probably be a lot closer comparing the X6 1090T with the $280 i7-860 or $290 i7-930
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June 29, 2010 4:04:12 PM

If it'd be a lot closer comparing those two, does the extra 2 not help that much?
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June 29, 2010 5:23:32 PM

WoW likes physical cores, and on it's defaults won't use Hyperthreading. So, in your proposed scenario, I would go with the AMD 1090T. Presuming you won't use an Intel Hex core proccy, anyways, which you wouldn't be able to get for the amount of money you appear to be looking at.
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