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amd 64 x2 cpu or amd 64 cpu?


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dancingcleo

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Hi, for my new build I am trying to decide which processor to go for: an amd 64 cpu (maybe the 3800+ cpu or the 4000+) or an amd 64 x2 cpu (the 3800+ or 4200+). The new computer will mainly be used for gaming and I have heard some people say that the dual core processors are only worth it if you want to do loads of multi-tasking. However, I have heard other people saying they make a great difference to just general computer use. There doesn't seem to be that big a price difference and I was wondering if anybody had an opinion on this? Thanks in advance.
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The single cores are better for the pure gaming side at the moment, but games are going more toward dual core in the future so its something you might want to have, and the dual cores still have pretty decent single core performance, a 3800+ is more than capable of good gaming performance if youve got a decent gfx card to back it up.
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I agree with scot, single cores are better for gaming, but the dual cores are better for multitasking. Check into the opteron's, I got the opty 165 dual1.8's works great, and the price is good. I overclocked it to dual2.5's, made no difference really except on pcmark05. Id say go with dual core, it should be about $100 more than a sinlge core but you wont regret it.
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