king smp said:
depends on the game
alot of games will only use two cores in which case the faster dual core
but newer games that are using 3 and 4 cores will benefit from the quad core.
also lets say the game uses two cores of the quad cores well that leaves you
two cores to run the OS and other apps
with a two core game on a dual core you can only really run that game
with a two core game on a quad core you can run that game and also rip a dvd,check your email,burn a music cd etc at the same time
Personally if I had a choice between a 4ghz dual core and a 3ghz quad core
I would pick the quad core.
at 3ghz it would run any game well plus do more
really most games are dependent on a good graphics card
your cpu just needs to be fast enough to supply the GPU with data
and a 3ghz quad core can do that
but if i am just playing a game then will some of core 2 be used to run the os, i will not run anythiny in the background, also the two gpu's that i am thinking of are an i3 540 oced to 4.0ghz or a amd phenom ii x4 945 at stock 3.0ghz. and the only games i want to play will be wow and world of tanks