Intel Dual Core Gaming Analysis

Posted on Saturday, March 18 2006 @ 23:04 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Neoseeker has published a brief report which attempts to look at the gaming performance differences between a highly clocked Dual Core Pentium D versus an equivalent single core Pentium. We took an 840D and 670 and push both to 4Ghz, then compare their performance in several current day games on single and SLI 7800GTX cards.

"Remember that with a single card, plunking down a second core into the system did absolutely nothing. With SLI, there are clear performance improvements at the lower resolutions where we still manage to avoid hitting the video cards' limits. Once we get down into the very high resolutions, the dual core advantage is diminished to nothing, because the balance of power transitions over from the CPU back to the 7800s."

Read on over here.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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