I'm looking to build a gaming rig and I'm a little out of the loop in CPUs these days. I haven't done a build since 2006 and after spending 4 years away in the Marines, I decided why not build a new one?
Anyhoo, I'm specifically wondering whether it is better for gaming purposes to have more cores or higher clock speeds. For instance let's say a dual core Athlon II X2 265 @ 3.3 GHz vs an Athlon II X4 630 @ 2.8 GHz or some such. What's the rule of thumb here?
Well the quite obvious theory is that clock speeds can be increased but not cores.. And since games are fastly getting used to quad cores, it is obviously a wise decision to go for the X4 630.. The X3 as referred to above is also good for the price..