Intel Skulltrail: 8 Vs 4 Core Performance

Tom's Hardware writes:

"We compared the performance of the dual-socket Skulltrail system to that of a Core 2 Extreme QX9770 at the same speed and a Core 2 Extreme QX9650, which runs 200 MHz slower. All three CPUs are Penryns with completely identical features and functionality."

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Graphics by ATi3754d ago (Edited 3754d ago )

I have a OLD-ASS Pentium 4 2GHz (I'm talkin' Dell Dimension 4500S here...), 2GB Ram (1GB X 2), 40GB HDD, 512MB AGP 4X ATi X1650Pro, Creative Soundblaster Live! PCI Sound Card, Lite-On 20X DVD burner drive, 350W PSU...

And I can play ALL of my games at high resolutions with all eye candy turned on with framerates consistently above 60fps.

I might wait another year before upgrading to something like a dual-core or quad-core.

I just don't see the need in mainstream PC gaming for multiple cores yet. I haven't seen a real utilization of it!

If it ain't broke, don't fix it, eh?


The games I was speaking of are:

- Doom 3
- Quake 4
- Age of Empires 3
- Empire Earth 2
- Rome: Total War
- Medieval: Total War 2
- S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
- All HL2.exe games (Any steam game that uses the Source engine)

TheIneffableBob3754d ago

A lot of recent games such as The Orange Box and Supreme Commander make good use of multiple cores.

INehalemEXI3754d ago (Edited 3754d ago )

VSoH would not run so great on those spec's it would also take up half your HDD. Not many games pushing the bar yet though.

Shioka3754d ago

Extremely Powerful,Extremely expensive.