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#1 12 years ago

Hello,

Having read the BF2 patch 1.12 readme file, I noticed that the Athlon 64 X2 is not supported, or is it ? I was thinking of getting me a new processor (AMD Athlon 64 4400+ Dualcore processor) ,NVidia GeForce 6800 videocard and motherboard+RAM for my new pc upgrade.

Can anyone tell me if the X2 cpu will work with BF2?

Thanks in advance,

Marcel




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#2 12 years ago

amd 64x2 ( dual core chip). Although there isn't any software specifically written to take advantage of this .... YES it will work.... It isn't a Video card. It has pleanty of processing power to run the game. Dual cores are better known to do multitasking. Running your game while burning and so on. Same as having a regular amd 64, except you have two of them ...




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#3 12 years ago

Well, I guess that I'm going for the AMD 64 4000+ cpu and save some money.

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#4 12 years ago

well... tbh , you could save an average of 70 bucks buying a dual core Intel, which has twice the amount of cache..




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#5 12 years ago

More expensive Motherboard for the Pentium though. But seriously, don't think of games now, in a few months time proper Dual Core ready games will be coming out, and you will be kicking yourself for only getting a Single Core. Of course yo could always get an Opteron 165. AK :smokin:




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#6 12 years ago

true true But not by that much :D




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#7 12 years ago

Oh yes, to add to this discussion, ATI has just announced that they are going to release Dual Core aware drivers that will give a performance boost of between 10 and 20% when used in a Dual Core system, that clinches it for Dual Core I believe, any loss of performance from the slower core CPU clock speeds will be more than made up for with the new drivers, expect Nvidia to do the same. And that's without the games being designed for Dual Core, wait until the Dual Core games appear!

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#8 12 years ago

I have a Dual Core AMD and it works just fine. Like AK said the drivers from various manufactureres are now supporting them more, Nvidia 81.95 drivers give a performance boost for them also.