|19 Dec 2010||#14|
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The Quad will only help in gaming if the game itself supports 4 cores.
A large majority of games only support 2, in which case a faster dual core would be better.
The Quad has other advantages outside of Gaming as well, although the same holds true in the sense the applications really need to support multiple threads to make the most of it.
More cores does not always mean better, unless you have applications or games that take advantage of it.
If the said Game or App is only coded for 1 or 2 threads, thats all it will use regardless how many CPU cores you actually have.
Having said that, I would still go with a good Quad. As more and more apps & Games are taking advantage of the multiple cores.
Just don't expect everything to be faster because of it.
I would also steer clear from "unlocking" cores TBH. They are locked for a reason. They were defective.
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