I need to know, what CPU is better?

By Canadian
Jun 24, 2006
  1. When I bought my Motherboard, it came with a Pentium 630, but I never inteded on keeping that, and after a few months, I upgraded to an 830. But, what one is better for gaming? The dual core one is way faster for just, doing regular windows stuff, but when gaming, it ONLY uses one core, and then the game also runs the server on that one core, well, you get the idea.

    What should I be using?
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    many games do not take advantage of duel core technology.
  3. blue_dragon

    blue_dragon TS Rookie Posts: 190

    true but hopelly games will be designed in the future to utilize multiple cores
    it really comes to personal use:
    if you game more than daily use, use the faster single core
    if you prefer multitask and heavy app, use the dual core
  4. Canadian

    Canadian TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 77

    I game, but its a 630, those arn't really high end. Would one core on my 830 be as good, worse, better?
  5. blue_dragon

    blue_dragon TS Rookie Posts: 190


    well they have the same operating frequency..i say you stick wit the dual core
    as prescotts tend to run hot
  6. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    They do, but not very efficiently.
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