So, Are dual cores better than regular cpu's, Price vs. Preformance
What difference?I cant paste the chart here, but I can give you the link:
For example, Quake 4 at 1280x1024 with 4XAA enabled
No Patch: 77fps
With patch: 101fps
Nobody in their right mind can argue those numbers. And this is just the beginning. The patch can still be tweaked and performance increased. If this is single thread imagine what dual threads will be like? Dude, I know you have your opinion and although I dont agree, i respect it. But there is a guy up there who started this thread and asked a question cuz he wanted to know the facts, not opinions. Since we are smarter than the avg bear, we owe it the the less informed to give them the best info on the subject matter. The whole "single core is better for games" thing is cliche. Its not true anymore. But dont take my word for it:
Naturally, you’ll see the biggest difference at resolutions where you’re not bottlenecked by a graphics card. With our Radeon X1800 XT, the sweet spot seemed to be 1280x1024 on both platforms. Even 1600x1200 with 6xAA and 16xAF showed an appreciable difference, though. That’s pretty remarkable when you consider most processor debuts demonstrate very little improvement at 1600x1200
I think all well read posters here in the forums have a responsibility to present the facts. Or at least give unbiased opinions. And when an opinion is given, it should follow with a "IMHO" or something. I almost bought an opteron cuz someonevery prominent in the forums said they were multiplier unlocked. He "confirmed" it. That was very irresponsible. I am just trying to make sure the best info gets out you know?
Right, not all current games have patches.Ok, that's for dual core, single core 3800+ performs same like X2 3800+ with the patch, not all games have patches. You can't say dual core is for gaming cuz not all games have patches.
Like I said, if you have the money for a very good dual core, then go for it, I would, but the point I have is you can't tell where technology is going.
I know where technology is heading, as can anyone who looks at the latest trends / offerings from CPU manufacturers: multi-core processors. Software companies can see this too, and I have to figure that maybe, just maybe, they will code programs to make use of multiple cores. This may be a short sighted view, because I agree we cannot see too far in the future, but for the time being that IS where technology is headed.You can't say you want to be prepared for the future, because no one knows where we're heading with technology.
|Thread starter||Similar threads||Forum||Replies||Date|
|H||Question Single vs dual channel and some advice.||CPUs||3|
|L||i7 7700 non-k poor single core performance||CPUs||21|
|E||Which CPU suits the best for GTX 1060 3GB Single Fan?||CPUs||1|
|S||Would doubling RAM compensate for 2950 tr lower i p c and single thread performance?||CPUs||1|
|R||single use pc for gaming and streaming||CPUs||5|
|R||i7 8700K single core perfomance boost doesn't hit 4.7 GHz||CPUs||9|
|E||i9 9900k not hitting single core boost frequency.||CPUs||38|
|N||[SOLVED] Single core overclock for SPSS||CPUs||1|
|A||Ryzen CPU single core peaking at 1%||CPUs||1|
|Does Noctua make a single tower AM4 cooler?||CPUs||2|