Core duo or Quad core

  robbins 14:04 13 Jan 2008
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Hi -

I am about to buy a new PC primarily for games and am just wondering if I should get a quad core processor instead of just just two cores.

The first consideration is price - 2 core PC's are definitely cheaper and by all accounts will run any game you put on them with no issues. I can get a E6850 3.0 ghz core duo for less than a 2.4 ghz quad processor. The question is - most games dont even use the quad core functionality yet (I think) and so the only concievable point of getting one would be to 'future proof' the machine in some way. I wint be using it for any advanced animation programmes or anything so will I just be over-reaching both my pocket and ambition by forking out for a quad core?

Is there something I'm missing? what are the real benefits?

Thanks a lot...

  robbins 15:25 13 Jan 2008

Actually,

I've just seen a thread after searching which has just completely answered my question...

Cheers.

  prodway 10:21 14 Jan 2008

Could you link the thread please robbins?

  robbins 12:46 15 Jan 2008

No probs prodway.

I found this really useful.

click here

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