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Quad core @2.1 ghz (with turbo boost 2.4) or dual 3.0 for gaming?

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April 11, 2012 6:00:22 AM

Quad core @2.1 ghz (with turbo boost 2.4) or dual core 3.0 for gaming? what is the difference?
Some people say
Quad because its 4coresx 2.1= 8.4 ghz
while
Dual is only 2x 3.0 ghz = 6.0 ghz
Is that how this works? Please help!
Thnks in advance!
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April 11, 2012 6:14:32 AM

The maths doesn't work i'm afraid.

It depends entirely on what games you play. These days though, I'd be tempted to go quad.

What are the actual processors?
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April 11, 2012 6:22:07 AM

hmm really? well
One is Amd a6 3600 apu 4 cores 2.1 (turbo 2.4)
Another one is AMD Phenom II N660 Dual Core 3GHz
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April 11, 2012 6:45:04 AM

The A6 is much newer and performs much better than the older phenom processor. Go with the A6!
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April 11, 2012 7:11:27 AM

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April 11, 2012 7:13:41 AM

So if i use a6 quad core with radeon 6870? and 8 gigs of ram. would i be able to play high end games likek bf3, mass effect 3,skyrim etc on high to ultra settings?
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April 11, 2012 7:18:05 AM

It would be a better choice going with an fx-4100 or i3-2100. Usually people buy apu's because they have integrated gpu's on them, but since you are using the 6870 there is no point of getting the A6.
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April 11, 2012 7:28:51 AM

Yeah i know, but I already have the a6 desktop! so i just wanted to see i will get good performance out of 6870 with the a6?
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