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Old 11-02-2006
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Arrow Quad-Core cometh

Is 4 really better then 2?
Not in games anyways, but what do I know? I only have 1
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I say, the more cores the better. Hell, if Win XP supported it I'd probably be running a quad socket right now...
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Yay, my hardware is being made obsolete faster than ever!

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Yay, my hardware is being made obsolete faster than ever!

I feel your pain
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It would be nice. For those of us who use the computer for encoding as much as gaming, the only problem is the pricetag!
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One thing I loved about my dual Xeon rig, was that I could render a scene in 3dsmax on one processor, and play Guild Wars on the other. Or play GW, and leave the other logical cores for crunching SIMAP...

Quad core = proof more people need to run DC programs!
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The developers of Half Life 2 were recently interviewed on their opinions of the impact of quad core on gaming, and they stated they have already begun moving their game development to a quad-core focus.....1 for controls, 1 for rendering, 1 for AI, 1 for physics/audio. They gave a demonstration whereby 1 AI model interacts with the world around it, and its impact on CPU performance....it was very limited. With a quad core setup, they had 50 AI models interacting with the surrounding world and no lag. Astonishing.

Single core CPUs can handle current games, and dual core is somewhat of a waste (although they kick A$$ in other applications), but more cores = better for the not-too-distant future
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Kentsfield overclocked.
Again, Kentsfield @ 3.3 GHz, 8800GTX @xxx/xxxx (NDA in action here ) on Phantom 500.
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So that Phantom 500 has 16a & 17a on the rails? Did I read that correct? I need a translator!
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So that Phantom 500 has 16a & 17a on the rails? Did I read that correct? I need a translator!
The Antec Phantom 500, has 17a@+12v1 and 18a@+12v2
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