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Windows 7: Quad core or phenom dual core

19 Dec 2010   #11
vierasniper

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

haha, but yeah if its for gaming quad is the way to go


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19 Dec 2010   #12
krazymate

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

thanks guys
and im building a gaming rig its not going in my exsisting pc my profile is old
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19 Dec 2010   #13
vierasniper

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

if you got any more questions we'll be here to help you out, good luck with the build.
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19 Dec 2010   #14
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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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