Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Single vs Dual Core AMD

  1. #1
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Stateside
    Posts
    45
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Single vs Dual Core AMD

    The AMD FX-57 (and soon to be 60) is the best processor for current gamers to buy, despite being a single-core processor. Dual core processors, such as the AMD X2 4800+ are known for their brilliance in multi-tasking applications.

    My question, however, is whether or not a dual-core processors would be worth investing in for the future in next-generation gaming. (i.e. would a dual core cpu potentially run games like Elder Scrolls 4 Oblivion, and other 2006 releases better than a single core?)

    Ideas, arguments, links?

  2. #2
    Nox
    Nox is offline
    Vorsprung durch Technik
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Hampshire
    Posts
    2,023
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    2 times in 2 posts
    • Nox's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Yes
      • CPU:
      • Yes
      • Memory:
      • Yes
      • Storage:
      • Yes
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Yes
      • PSU:
      • Yes
      • Case:
      • Yes
      • Monitor(s):
      • Yes
      • Internet:
      • Yes
    sorry, don't have crystal balls

    Nox

  3. #3
    UKMuFFiN
    Guest
    Games next year are sposed to take advantage of dual cores, i mean why wouldn't they?

    so i wouldn't say no to a 4800

  4. #4
    Banned Smokey21's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Stafford, Midlands
    Posts
    1,752
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Ut2007, which is due out next year will utilize dual core.

    IMO, if you can afford a FX-57, get a 4800+, and some decent cooling, overclock it to 2.6-2.7ghz and hey presto, you have a very fast CPU. Assuming you will have a powerful video card, the differenece between say a FX-57 at 3.1ghz (which is about the max u can get on air) and a X2 at 2.7ghz. is small.

  5. #5
    Anthropomorphic Personification shaithis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    The Last Aerie
    Posts
    10,838
    Thanks
    645
    Thanked
    871 times in 735 posts
    • shaithis's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z77 WS
      • CPU:
      • i7 3770k @ 4.5GHz
      • Memory:
      • 32GB HyperX 1866
      • Storage:
      • Lots!
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire Fury X
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX850
      • Case:
      • Corsair 600T (White)
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2 x Dell 3007
      • Internet:
      • Zen 80Mb Fibre
    For me the benefits of dual-core outweigh a slightly higher clock speed and 1 core.

    Windows is snappier, I can multi task MUCH better and some games are already appearing that will use the 2 cores.

    Don't forget, many games now are limited to the graphics card past a certain CPU speed.
    Main PC: Asus Rampage IV Extreme / 3960X@4.5GHz / Antec H1200 Pro / 32GB DDR3-1866 Quad Channel / Sapphire Fury X / Areca 1680 / 850W EVGA SuperNOVA Gold 2 / Corsair 600T / 2x Dell 3007 / 4 x 250GB SSD + 2 x 80GB SSD / 4 x 1TB HDD (RAID 10) / Windows 10 Pro, Yosemite & Ubuntu
    HTPC: AsRock Z77 Pro 4 / 3770K@4.2GHz / 24GB / GTX 1080 / SST-LC20 / Antec TP-550 / Hisense 65k5510 4K TV / HTC Vive / 2 x 240GB SSD + 12TB HDD Space / Race Seat / Logitech G29 / Win 10 Pro
    HTPC2: Asus AM1I-A / 5150 / 4GB / Corsair Force 3 240GB / Silverstone SST-ML05B + ST30SF / Samsung UE60H6200 TV / Windows 10 Pro
    Spare/Loaner: Gigabyte EX58-UD5 / i950 / 12GB / HD7870 / Corsair 300R / Silverpower 700W modular
    NAS 1: HP N40L / 12GB ECC RAM / 2 x 3TB Arrays || NAS 2: Dell PowerEdge T110 II / 24GB ECC RAM / 2 x 3TB Hybrid arrays || Network:Buffalo WZR-1166DHP w/DD-WRT + HP ProCurve 1800-24G
    Laptop: Lenovo Flex 2 / 12GB RAM / 240GB Corsair Force 3 Printer: HP CP1515n || Phone: HTC One U11 || Other: Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Pro 10.1 CM12.1 / Playstation 4 + G29 + 2TB Hybrid drive

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    210
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    I know im dumping my Opteron 146 (which i had running stable around 2900mhz) in favour of a Opteron 165 (which i've got running stable at 2700ish).
    Also, from my personal benchmarking, I noticed the 165 scored higher than the 146 in 3dmark01/03, though the deciding factor for me is obviously how responsive it is in multi-tasking

  7. #7
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    The CPT
    Posts
    343
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    isn't there gonna be a dual core fx? prolly grand or more though

  8. #8
    Seething Cauldron of Hatred TheAnimus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    17,147
    Thanks
    798
    Thanked
    2,151 times in 1,407 posts
    DUal core gaming is always an intresting one.

    I've been a fan of dual proc since my farthers PII-350 machine (dual).

    This used to run UT, better than my AMD-K6-2-400 with hardware accelerated graphics!

    Now a lot of games take advantage (Quake3 for instnace) but a lot of games are badly designed and it just dosen't work any faster (Quake 3 for instance) some are so badly made, it actually runs slightly slower (Quake 3 for instance). A lot of reviwers stop there.

    But if your going to game, you can set all the background tasks to the other CPU (afinity masks) if you get all the proccesses your looking at a 20% speed improvement on a "standard setup" acording to my benchmarks. This is well worht considering the boost to games.

    But if your like me, you buy your dualie to keep your computer running incredibly fast, even when an application hangs/crashes/really thinking hard you still have no latency (on a good kernel, 2.6 linux, NT 3.5+).

    I love SMP
    throw new ArgumentException (String, String, Exception)

  9. #9
    UKMuFFiN
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by |{££|"
    isn't there gonna be a dual core fx? prolly grand or more though
    the fx60 isnt it?

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    193
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    yeah, I think the fx60 will be dual core (like 90% certain). btw, benchmarks are now showing a small improvement of dual cores over single cores at equivalent speeds, games such as serious sam 2 and quake 4 seem to be using some of the dual core capabilities, but not very well just yet. We'll have to wait for the next gen of games b4 seeing any real improvments. XBox 360, here we come...

  11. #11
    csl
    csl is offline
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    95
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Well apparently Oblivion will utilise dual core CPUs, so I'd definitely upgrade to one. It'll be the way to go over the next year, surely.

    Oblivion looks fantastic, I can't wait to play it, even if it does mean buying a new PC.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. P4 dual core, P4 or AMD for £600 system?
    By fileepfilop in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 17-11-2005, 06:06 PM
  2. Replies: 23
    Last Post: 20-04-2005, 08:40 AM
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 13-04-2005, 10:50 PM
  4. Dual core and all that - enlighten me please
    By iranu in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 22-03-2005, 03:43 PM
  5. AMD Dual Core Processor Plans @ PC Perspective
    By Steve in forum HEXUS News
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 19-03-2005, 03:15 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •