Solved Quad core @2.1 ghz (with turbo boost 2.4) or dual 3.0 for gaming? Tags: CPUs Gaming Quad Core Turbo Boost Last response: April 11, 2012 7:28 AM in CPUs Share catchme247 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! More about : quad core ghz turbo boost dual gaming mi1ez a b à CPUs 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? catchme247 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 Related resources How Come Turbo Boost on my Intel core i5 750 doesnt work past 2.8 ghz ? - Forum Could Intel Turbo Boost add a new dimension to overclocking? - Forum Turbo Boost Overclock Problem - Forum Is a quad at 1.7 better than a dual at 2.4 - Forum Gaming Laptop: 2.6 GHz Dual vs 1.8 GHz Quad - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution amuffin a c 184 à CPUs a b 4 Gaming April 11, 2012 6:45:04 AM Share The A6 is much newer and performs much better than the older phenom processor. Go with the A6! catchme247 April 11, 2012 7:11:27 AM Best answer selected by Catchme247. catchme247 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? amuffin a c 184 à CPUs a b 4 Gaming 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. catchme247 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? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : Forum2nd generation Intel Quad Core i7-2670QM (2.2 GHz ) w/ Turbo Boost up to ForumAn $89 Pentium Dual Core that Runs at 3.2 GHz ForumQuad core , Social Gaming $600-700 ForumOverclocking Core 2 Quad @ 2.4GHz With p5n-D Motherboard ForumIs a 2.33 ghz quad core better than a 2.4ghz dual core ? ForumHow does a Intel Core i5-430M Dual Core processor with Turbo Boost up to 2 53 GHz ForumI5-2500k Turbo Boost OC - Can't go over 4.3 ghz ForumGTX 460 in a system with a 2.1ghz dual core ForumIs the Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4ghz good for modern gaming ? ForumWhat is better AM2+ 2.3 ghz quad core or AM2+ 2.7 ghz dull core Forum212 evo fan replacement ForumNonsupported cpu message with a supported cpu? ForumAMD APU Llano Quad Core vs intel core 2 quad ForumUpgrading 2008 gaming desktop - Need CPU Advice ForumCAN MY MOTHER BOARD SUPPORT INTEL DUAL CORE PROCESSORS More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !