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Old November 21, 2007, 09:55 PM
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Default Dual or Quad??

In the new year I plan on upgrading my E2180. I'm not sure what to get for a new processor. It will be one of the new Intel 45nm cores.

I will be using the computer for gaming mainly. I will not be overclocking this processor

The choices are:

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 2.66GHz - $316.00

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.00GHz - $183.00

I know there are some games out there such as Crysis that are being designed for Quad cores but the question is how many more games will be designed to use all four cores in the near future? Is getting a Quad Core processor really worth the extra money? Most games currently are using only a single core and in that case core to core a 3.0GHz Dual Core processor is faster and cheaper than a 2.66GHz Quad core.
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