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Old March 30, 2010, 06:47 PM
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Games are moving towards multithreading, which means they'll take use of multiple cores.

Personally, I think it would be worth it for you to buy that pc.

And in terms of raw gigahertz, clock speed really means nothing. A Pentium 4 @ 3GHz (WITH hyperthreading) would get kicked in the ballsack by an E8400 with one of it's cores disabled. It's all about the work done per clock cycle that counts. Then, don't forget about speedboost; the i7 will automatically self-overclock depending on workload and temperatures.
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