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Old September 3, 2010, 08:42 PM
Zero82z Zero82z is offline
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Originally Posted by jdrom17 View Post
Not even a "true" quad-core, rather two dual-cores side-by-side.
I thought we'd dispensed with that BS years ago, but looks like some people are still beating the horse. Does the Q6700 have four cores? Are they all in the same packaging? If the answers to both of those questions are yes, then it's a "true" quad-core. It doesn't matter if there's one, two, or fifteen different dies. And for all of AMD's bragging about them having a "true" quad-core CPU, the Phenom CPUs still got the pants beaten off them by Intel's competing "fake" quad-core CPUs.
Originally Posted by 3.0charlie View Post
I'm no gamer, but I don't see how a Quad would be a bottleneck in games these days when the GPU handles most of the work.
Games still require CPU power, and in most cases, it's not the number of cores that matter but the clock speed and IPC of the CPU.
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