How important are Cpu cores for modern games ?

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Thx :) , but i have to admit i dont know much more about cpus than that :D However, how good is the Athlon II X2 280 for gaming ? or where can i look it up ?
 
You cannot determine the performance of a CPU just by its frequency and number of cores. The technology on which they are made also affects performance.

That Athlon dual core is not ideal for gaming.

Tell us your budget and we'll help you pick the best you can get from that site.
 

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My budget for a cpu is ~ 80 €
but i cant also afford a new mainborad, and my current one´s base is Am3 .
How come poeple here be so nice :) ?
 

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It depends on the game honestly. Some games like all source engine games benefit greatly from a good CPU, CIV5, etc, while others are more GPU intense.

If you dont want to spend a lot go for something like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116896

***I dont think any game at the moment uses more than 4 cores, most games dont really utilize more than 2 fully. Any CPU with more that 4 cores is a waste for gaming IMO***
 

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200 € is too much for me :c
if u say cores arent so extremely important , can the cpu i want to be be "good" enough ? Athlon II X2 280
 

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he dont have budget for a motherboard as well must be am3
 

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the athlon 11 x2 is not good enough for gaming is the amd 4300, 200 euros
 

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