For my next computer that I am building im interested in trying a dual core processor that I have been reading about. Are these as effective for gaming as the standard processor?
How does the Pentium D compare with the Pentium Core 2 and AMD's dual core processor?
Im looking to spend between $400-500 for the mobo+chip. Any help or information you all have about dual core processors is appreciated.
Dual core chips are fine for gaming and yes they are as effective as a single core chip would be. You wont get 2x the performance though. Dual core is good and alot better for intensive multitasking with many applications up at the same time and you need to get a sufficient ammount of ram also. I wouldnt get any less than 1gb of ram ever, 2gb is a good ammount of ram..
Pentium core 2 duo also called the Conroe is alot faster and better than the Pentium D and its even better than all of the current Amd cpu's from fx-62 and below. The 2.67ghz and 2.40ghz Intel Conroe are the cpu's faster than the fx-62 by amd. They arent out yet but should be available soon. I wouldnt buy the Pentium D right now or the Socket 939 amd chips..
Stick with the newer amd Am2 or either wait and get the Intel Conroe..