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    Re: Best Gaming CPU

    Yes, most games use only one core, but that is changing now that dual cores are the standard. More attention wil be paid to the AI amongst other tings. Games are difficult to muli-thread, as the gamer is unpredictable. Also, games are mostly hand coded, so each thread must be hand coded as well. None the less the work is beginning, and will eventually make games multi-cpu dependent.
    Now that x2's OC as well as A64's, there is no real reason to get a single core for gaming. Same for c2d, they out perform p4's as well.


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    Re: Best Gaming CPU

    Quote Originally Posted by Pehu View Post
    Nope, I didn't say anything about benchmarks, but real world situations. It is you who is the 'man of faith' here, since no reasoning seems to matter.
    If you bothered to read the link I gave earlier which fully explains why an IMC performs better in gaming situations rather than just relying blindly on other's benchmarks you'd be able to put forward better arguments than 'highest', 'best', 'faster', etc.....

    http://forums.pcper.com/showthread.php?t=421893
    Last edited by dnd; 11-28-2006 at 06:28 PM.

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    Re: Best Gaming CPU

    Quote Originally Posted by dnd View Post
    If you bothered to read the link I gave earlier which fully explains why an IMC performs better in gaming situations rather than just relying blindly on other's benchmarks you'd be able to put forward better arguments than 'highest', 'best', 'faster', etc.....

    http://forums.pcper.com/showthread.php?t=421893
    Your link doesn't explain a single thing, just shows you spreading your faith. C2Duo is faster than current generation AMD chips in just about every situation including real life gaming situations (that is whenever a game is CPU limited, which -as said before in this thread- is not often, but it is still true). There is just too much fanboy in you to accept the facts.

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    Re: Best Gaming CPU

    AMD Quad FX debuts in Japanese four-GPU PC

    http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2006/11...nches_quad_fx/
    Last edited by dnd; 11-29-2006 at 06:42 AM.

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    Re: Best Gaming CPU

    Intel Kentsfield trounces AMD Quad FX
    http://www.theinq.com/default.aspx?article=36050

    Oh dear, looks like I'll be buying Kentsfield

    This is just one too many stories for me - it looks like they are going all out to destroy their rival...
    Last edited by dnd; 11-30-2006 at 06:25 AM.

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    Re: Best Gaming CPU

    While Intel is leading AMD technically, I would predict this is only 'short-term' (maybe 6 mo to a year). This of course would be longer if AMD does not release something comparably better.

    What does AMD have in store in the future, and is it expected to be better than INTEL?
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    Re: Best Gaming CPU

    Quote Originally Posted by chrispycrunch View Post
    While Intel is leading AMD technically, I would predict this is only 'short-term' (maybe 6 mo to a year). This of course would be longer if AMD does not release something comparably better.

    What does AMD have in store in the future, and is it expected to be better than INTEL?
    AMD needs to improve its branch prediction algorithms. That is basically what makes Conroe better than the current AMD generation. K8L supposedly improves on this though, although early benchmarks don't show too much benefit yet. Also, AMD processors do seem to make more use of moving to a 64-bit OS cutting some of the performance advantage Intel has.
    Trouble is that Intel seems to have a lot more room for higher clocks in its processors at the moment and uses less power (under full load at least).

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    Re: Best Gaming CPU

    Pehu-
    You're right about the overclocking percentages.
    My E6600 (2.4 stock) running 3.6 @1.40 volts STABLE! I know it can go higher but it would be chocked by the video card, so I let it be.

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