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Old 04-18-2009, 09:21 PM   #1
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Just a little kinda poll that i have made,

what do you guys think would be the best choice for a CPU ATM

should a oerson who is about to buy a new CPU go for a Core 2 Duo or Core 2 Quad

STRICTLY FOR INTEL PEOPLE DARE SAY SOMETHING ABOUT AMD AND I WILL ALERT A MOD TO STOP YOU BEFORE YOU START A HUGE ARGUEMENT!!!!


Anyway, would you say to

BUY 1 120 dollar Higher clocked CORE 2 DUO for higher speeds at stock


Or buy a Quad for future prefrences and 50 more dollars
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Old 04-18-2009, 09:26 PM   #2
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Get the Quad. Future games and apps will be more apt to be designed to utilize them better.



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Old 04-18-2009, 09:29 PM   #3
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Im getting a mo- fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

that makes sense

i was thinking about getting the core 2 duo at 2.8GHZ. I see people overclocking it to 4.0GHZ wit a zalman 9700. My HS is WAY better then that so i think i might get it to that and keep it at that, if not higher
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That would be a good way to go if you are planning on overclocking.
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Old 04-18-2009, 09:36 PM   #5
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what would perform better on future games? with a modest GFX card
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I think you should just go with the Quad man, in a couple of months, games will most likley be fully optimized for Quad Core cpu's. Some of the duo's are pretty nice for ocing but you can oc some quads to pretty high settings on air cooling too. The Quad will also last you longer and will come in more handy if your ever doing something else other than gaming like movie editing or designing.
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Old 04-18-2009, 09:58 PM   #7
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i wonder when we will have CPU's with more than 4 cores
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Very soon. Both AMD and Intel have 6 and 8 core processors in the works.







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If i had to choose I would get the core2quad but only if they renamed it something like say hmmmmm PHENOM II x4....

Quad FTW....
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i wonder when we will have CPU's with more than 4 quads
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Very soon. Both AMD and Intel have 6 and 8 core processors in the works.
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Wouldn't four quads equal sixteen processors?
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oops lol, fixed
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Get an AMD phenom II, just felt like saying that :P
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i thought that intel said that 6-8 cores on a die decreases performance because of lack of memory bandwith (or something) and way too much heat.. but i guess there pursing mainstream double socket motherboards to achieve 8 cores
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AMD Announces 6 And 12-core Opterons
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you cant put 8 cores on one die without severe performance decreases. even 6 core is pretty much impossible without a huge ass L2 cache, i mean look at intels quad core, they have 12mb cache on there quads. imagine how expensive it would be to accomidate the cache for 2 more cores? dual socket makes alot more sense, and much more marketable



http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...rt-3,1770.html


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Phenom II 940

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I'm a AMD fan boy but I kilked quad because I like more cores.

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Phenom II 940 + Water Cooling= Epic Performance and my next upgrade
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PII 940 or..
the triple core 920...

But seriously...
...at this point I would say Quad Core although I am reluctant to recommend the C2Q. I think that if you're getting a whole new build just spend some more on the cheaper i7 and make it last you longer. Although differences between the i7 and the C2Q are little to none right now, I can guarantee you programmers are already looking for a way to fully utilize the capabilities of the i7. However, if the money really is a factor, you have pretty much no choice but to go with the C2Q.

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Phenom II 940 + Water Cooling= Epic Performance and my next upgrade
im scared to go water cooling, if something happens, their goes my $554 GPU, their goes my mobo, their goes my cpu, possibly even the PSU
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