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Core 2 Duo and Gaming?

By bigredmachine
Jan 30, 2007
  1. I've heard from various places that Intel Core 2 Duo's are not the choice for gaming because most games cannot support using both cores. Is a P4 or AMD 2 core better for gaming?

    ps..i apologize if this has been brought up before..couldnt find it in the search
     
  2. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,083

    Its great for gaming and will outperfrom those cpu's anytime.
     
  3. JimShady23

    JimShady23 TS Maniac Posts: 651

    Agreed

    I agree with twite. The core 2 duo is that fastest line of CPU's out there at the moment.

    What you may have heard is that most games are single threaded (with the exception to a limited few) meaning they only use one core of the CPU for the game, making dual core not worth while. But rest assured in the near future multi-threaded games will be alive and well. So if your planning on upgrading then Dual core is the right choice.

    But yeah the core 2 duo line smokes any previous CPU line from Intel and is faster than AMD's offerings by a decent margin.
     
  4. metago

    metago TS Rookie

    I agree also, i have a new core 2 duo system with the same stats as my amd athlon and the core 2 duo absoluetly smokes it hands down in all aspects.
     
  5. cartera

    cartera TS Enthusiast Posts: 142   +14

    Core 2 Duo = Awesome gaming

    I agree with the other two im afraid the new intel chipsets are amazing with the newer games. They will out perform those CPU's you have listed. AMD were top dog for gaming but intel has successfully countered that. As best choice for future and present take the core 2. I personally think you will regret it if you don't.
     
  6. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    B.S. Intel Core Duos are great for gaming. In the past AMD had the edge with single threaded games, but Core Duo is still great.
     
  7. foozy

    foozy TS Rookie Posts: 267

    Core 2 Duo works great for games. Its design architecture isn't the type you want for games, but with that much raw power output it doesn't really matter if its the type of architecture you want.

    Personally, I'm waiting for AMD's quad cores, the KL8 line I think its called, until then i'm using an Athlon 64.

    AMD still has the better gaming architecture, but the C2D is a force to be reckoned with.
     
  8. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 1,094

    The Core 2 Duo CPUs are the best around for gaming.
     
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