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#1 Jul 12 2010 at 11:44 AM Rating: Decent
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"Most games dont benefit much from anything more than 2 cores. So trade those extra cores for faster base speed. Ie a 3.2ghz duo core is alot faster for gaming than a 2.8 quad core. "

"Btw, that 6 core cpu you linked is not a good gaming processor. You can buy cheaper intel and AMD processors that are much better for gaming."

Had a couple gaming friends respond to my inquiring about that 6 core AMD. Agree? Disagree?
#2 Jul 12 2010 at 11:58 AM Rating: Good
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He is correct that most games do not utilize 4+ cores to their full potential, but if you ever plan on playing music or browsing the web while gaming Quad cores are going to be much more powerful. In addition, you can easily overclock that quad core to 3.2Ghz and now be much more powerful than the dual core for a slight increase in price.
#3 Jul 12 2010 at 12:08 PM Rating: Decent
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oh wow. Sorry, new to the forums. This was meant to be an addition to this thread:

..and of course I dont know the coding for the link..

sorry :(
#4 Jul 12 2010 at 12:08 PM Rating: Decent
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nevermind...didn't highlight itself in the preview of the thread..rough morning!
#5 Jul 12 2010 at 2:34 PM Rating: Good
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The AMD hexacores aren't that good as pretty much any recent quad core outperforms them by a fairly large margin. The Intel hexacore is actually very good, the best on the market but costs $1000.
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