Is it a known fact that FFXIV will be utilizing more than two cores or so? Most games don't benefit from using more than two cores really right now, but the AMD Phenom's are benching really high scores. He has the 6 x 2.8, a radeon 5770, 4 gb of ram. I bought the radeon 5850 icooler turbo video card, I have 5 gb of available ram, and I'm looking into buying a duo 3.2, and eventually overclocking it to 3.9. My question is, is he going to out perform me most likely? If the game is using mostly 2 cores, and his are both 2.8, potentially using some of a third..how will that outpace two of mine going at 3.9 ghz? We've been bickering at this quite a while, I can do some hardware repairs, am OK with computers, and he doesn't know much hands on stuff, but is reading a lot more daily.
PS: Ran benchmark with an older duo core 2.6 and a radeon 8800 gts, and got 2000 or so. Replaced with said video card above and only had 2400 or so. I figure going from an older model to a more efficient duo core (I've read 10-15% better from the get go because of design) to a 3.9 would make a ton of difference. But would it make the 2400 to 5000+ difference I'm seeking?
PPS: Was under the impression that 6 core processors were mainly for video editing and image rendering.