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10th August, 2007 at 04:33:00 -

Game performance is mostly determined by the power of the Graphics Card, not the processor. (Unless they're click game)
As far as Labtops are concerned, Duel core uses more power and generate more heat than single, which is not optimal for mobility.



 
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10th August, 2007 at 10:04:46 -

"Game performance is mostly determined by the power of the Graphics Card, not the processor."

This is only true for games that need hardware acceleration of any kind to improve performance. Most older don't need the extra processing power.

 
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10th August, 2007 at 10:32:57 -

Duel core uses more power and generate more heat than single

You made that up.
Pentium 4 TDP: Up to 100W
Core 2 Duo TDP: Up to 65W

 

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10th August, 2007 at 11:39:28 -

Phizzy's right, dual core use less power and thus (usually less heat), and now that the G0 chips are released there is even more of a difference between the two. Two is better than one - Four is better than two, as far as CPU's go anyway.

 
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10th August, 2007 at 12:52:48 -

Its not that duel core uses less power, its that the Core2 uses less power than the Pentium4. You can't compare two completely different architectures

 
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10th August, 2007 at 13:06:33 -

Then you should've stated

 
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11th August, 2007 at 14:25:49 -

""Game performance is mostly determined by the power of the Graphics Card, not the processor."

This is only true for games that need hardware acceleration of any kind to improve performance. Most older don't need the extra processing power."

You also have to consider that a processor can bottleneck a graphics card. If you have a slow processor and an amazing graphics card, you will reach a frame cap, no matter what resolution you're on or how high the graphics get.

 
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27th August, 2007 at 01:04:21 -

LOL, Core2 uses much less power than P4, that's why they like to stick it on laptops. Though it only tends to use less power when you're running a low processing program like MS Word. You can't say the AMD processors use less power than the P4 either .

I've got a good graphics card and an OK processor/RAM. It runs some games great on full power (eg. NFS Underground 2 with full 4X antialiasing) but slows badly on some other games like The Sims 2 and Civ4 (late in the game)

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27th August, 2007 at 12:54:33 -

Some games don't care about performance. Turn based Strategy games or slow paced games don't require 30-60fps to be their most playable,

so thats probably why Civ4 and sims don't play so well.

 
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27th August, 2007 at 18:21:35 -

That's how Supreme Commander is, you could get as low as 15-30fps and if you're not flipping around like crazy, it's barely noticeable.

 
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