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jimbo_0002

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#1 12 years ago

hello guys i was just hoping if anyone could enlighten me if a core2 quad processor was better then a core2 duo???

I was thinking about purchasing a quad Q6600 2.4ghz but would it be better to get like a duo at 3.0ghz

is there any main advantages with a quad?

Any help would be great:)

Thanks




UNDIESRULES

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#2 12 years ago

Unless you are going to do something which is multithreaded like tons and i mean tons of video encoding or photoshop, theres no point at the moment as there simply isnt any software at all that can utilise 4 cores. Personally though if you can afford it i would buy it, thats the direction things are headed.




arcadeplayer987

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#3 12 years ago

I think E6750 has the best price/performance ratio, if you want quad, wait until Penryn come's out




Maxa

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#4 12 years ago

As said, currently Duo has better price/performance ratio. But on the other hand, I've read that Crysis supports multiple cores, so maybe the days of multi-core games are not that far away.

Or maybe it's just an Intel marketing thing...




arcadeplayer987

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#5 12 years ago

Maxa;3849447As said, currently Duo has better price/performance ratio. But on the other hand, I've read that Crysis supports multiple cores, so maybe the days of multi-core games are not that far away.

Or maybe it's just an Intel marketing thing...

it is true that Crysis is optimized for Quad but to but Quad only for one game...C2D will run Crysis ok




*The.Doctor

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#6 12 years ago

Technically the Quad would be better, yes. But the amount of benefit you would see would depend on what your using it for.

Personally, unless you have tons of money burning a hole in your pocket, i would go with a faster C2D.




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#7 12 years ago

I would also go with a faster Duo.. Quad would only be useful for big editing (movie, photoshop, 3D, etc.) and you would have to run all these programs at the same time to feel a real difference btw the Quand and Duo.




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#8 12 years ago

The next Source engine (Half-Life 2: Episode 2's update iteration) will support multiple cores too.

But right now you can snap up an AMD Athlon64 6000+ X2 for around £100, and this gives you the option to utilise the Barcelona AMD processors coming out in the next few months, which are rumoured to be Intel-beaters. Bear in mind that some insignificant features will be disabled on current motherboards with these Barcelona processors though; you'll need a new motherboard to take advantage of some stuff.




Vince

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#9 12 years ago

My next processor will be a quad :nodding:




marvinmatthew

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#10 12 years ago

In the long run, the quad core is going to be the better option. But for the next year or so, the dual-core ought to be better.