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Will future games use quad core technology

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August 20, 2011 6:08:48 PM

we know that amd phenom ii x4 955 is a true quad core. and inte li3 2100 has only 2 cores and competes with it..if i get a phenom ii 955 i think it will a bit future proof because of quad core..here are the specs

intel built

intel core i3 2100
Intel DH61WW
corsair 4gb 1333mhz ram
seagate 500gb sata hdd
lg dvd writer
nvidia gtx 460
corsair 450w psu
antec 300

amd built

Phenom II Quad X4 - 955 BE
asus M4A78LT-M LE
corsair 4gb ram 1600mhz
seagate 500gb hdd
lg dvd writer
amd radeon 6850
corsair 450tx psu
rosewill challenger
the monitor res will be 1600x900 ..i want the game at high settings at this res for atleast most games with playable frame rate
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August 20, 2011 6:24:12 PM

The easy answer is, yes eventually (whenever that is). However, it is not easy to program a game to use as many cores as possible. Otherwise there would be more games that can take advantage of quad cores. There aren't that many games that can use quad cores right now.
August 20, 2011 6:31:17 PM

If those cost the same i would advise you to do the next thing. Buy a P67 motherboard, a i5 2500k and 4Gb of RAM at 1600Mhz, the price difference from 1333Mhz is small.

I would try to save some money and purchase the intel i5 PC. That would be the best bang for the buck. If not, all the changes that i mentioned above except with the i3 CPU.

Yes, even now games are using more than 2 cores. But the i3 has impressive results in games. I would not be terrified buy it's mechanical limitations.

The Hyper-Threading Technology helps the i3 when dealing with games that can use more than 2 cores. And yes, it is not the same to have HT with 2 cores and no HT with 4 cores.
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