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dual-core vs. Quad-core

Post by ViPeR.Ja » Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:24 pm

will i notice a difference in performance when upgrading from dual-core to quad-core in games esp. crysis, call of duty, and photoshop? currently i have an E6850 running at 3.8ghz
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Re: dual-core vs. Quad-core

Post by HONkUS » Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:35 pm

you should notice an increase in performance in any multithreaded app that supports more then 2 threads

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Post by DX » Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:32 am

I would think that you should in Photoshop though I'm not so sure in the others.
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Re: dual-core vs. Quad-core

Post by Zertz » Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:35 am

Notice? Probably not.

Crysis doesn't scale past 2 cores and 2 GPU's, CoD you're probably getting good enough FPS already and Photoshop will be faster in some cases. IMO it's not really worth it.

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Re: dual-core vs. Quad-core

Post by DMB2000uk » Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:35 pm

Like most people have said; with how fast you have the E6850 clocked, you aren't really going to notice much of a difference.

The only thing in your rig that you could possibly want to upgrade would be the 9600GT, and even that isn't a bad card.

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Re: dual-core vs. Quad-core

Post by rs25 » Sat Sep 20, 2008 9:59 pm

tried both, and id say you wouldnt feel anything different in performance..esp in crysis

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Re: dual-core vs. Quad-core

Post by vicaphit » Mon Oct 13, 2008 5:41 pm

Crysis Warhead is supposed to be multi threaded (As it says on the box). I don't know if that implies quad core utilization, or just Dual like the first Crysis.
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Re: dual-core vs. Quad-core

Post by GI-JOE » Wed Oct 22, 2008 10:28 am

As of now, I don't think you would see much difference at all. Now in the future, you will benefit more from a quad core(when games utilize them) and would also last longer before you have to upgrade again.
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Re: dual-core vs. Quad-core

Post by ViPeR.Ja » Wed Oct 22, 2008 3:08 pm

yea guess am just gonna stick with the 6850 until my hardware upgrade in late 2010
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Re: dual-core vs. Quad-core

Post by eemiroow » Sat Feb 14, 2009 2:07 pm

Which processor is best for games? Intel Core 2 Quad 2,33GHz or Intel Core 2 Duo 2,8GHz?

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Re: dual-core vs. Quad-core

Post by stopthekilling77 » Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:50 pm

eemiroow wrote:Which processor is best for games? Intel Core 2 Quad 2,33GHz or Intel Core 2 Duo 2,8GHz?
The faster dual-core will be the better out-of-the-box solution of the two, without overclocking either processors operating frequencies of course.
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Re: dual-core vs. Quad-core

Post by Major_A » Sat Feb 14, 2009 10:18 pm

The reason I decided to go Quad was video encoding. I have been doing a lot of video encoding lately and I noticed a huge difference over my C2D E6750 @ 3.8Ghz. With everything else I've noticed little to no change.

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Re: dual-core vs. Quad-core

Post by Camride » Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:52 pm

Major_A wrote:The reason I decided to go Quad was video encoding. I have been doing a lot of video encoding lately and I noticed a huge difference over my C2D E6750 @ 3.8Ghz. With everything else I've noticed little to no change.
Video encoding is one thing that really takes advantage of lots of cores. But honestly, for most gaming and home applications, 4 cores isn't going to help a whole lot. For right now you're better off with a higher clocked dual core than a lower clocked quad core.

That said, if you're spending the money to upgrade you might as well go quad. I'll be doing a Core i7 upgrade sometime this year even though I don't really have anything that will take advantage of 4 cores. I mostly want to switch because of the new architecture.
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