Dual core vs quad core for gaming

Even though this is a laptop question, it is strictly about the cpu namely on the Sager NP6165.


Display: 15.6" FHD (16:9) Glossy Glare-Type Screen (1920x1080)

RAM: 8GB @1600MHz

Chipset: 3rd Generation Intel® Ivy Bridge Core i5-3210M (Upgradeable)
Intel® HM76 Chipset

Graphics Controller: nVIDIA® GeForce GT 650M GDDR5 (1.0GB) w/ Optimus Technology

Yes this laptop will be used as a gaming laptop (budget) the initial price is $869 but I was wondering if I should upgrade the cpu to a i7-3610qm for $70, is it worth the cost? I know most current games use only 2 cores and those that use more won't use virtual threads and also I'm aware that games like bf3 utilize quad core cpu's and since I'll be keeping this laptop for at least 3 years, the upgrade makes sense right?
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  1. Best answer selected by Komomu.
  2. O.O Thats ridiculously awesome... I think it'll be worth it :)
  3. It's worth the upgrade.
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