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    Question UT3 use Dual or Quad core?

    I'm trying to decide which CPU to buy and need to know if UT3 makes use of Dual Core and/or Quad Core CPUs.

    Currently considering getting an Intel Core2 Quad Q6600.

    If anyone has advice or recomendations they would be appreciated also.

    thanks

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    A higher clock dual core would be better than a lower quad core. An 8400 would be ideal for games atm, unfortunately not all games don't use all the raw power of a quad core.
    An 8400 is a great investment, if your thinking of overclock too and if you want to be a man go straight for the Q9450.

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    I have a slow 2.4 duo 2 intel cpu 4 megs cashe, with the Geforce 8800 GTX 768 meg DDR 3.

    I just did a test with CTF Facing worlds (map pack 1) 31 bots with zero lag, so i would guess that it's the video card
    that you need to boost the game. I'm sure UT3 wouldn't use the FULL power of the quad.

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    Default Upgrade to 768 or 1.0 gig on video card DDR3 for max performance

    I have a slow 2.4 duo 2 intel cpu 4 megs cashe, with the Geforce 8800 GTX 768 meg DDR 3.

    I just did a test with CTF Facing worlds (map pack 1) 31 bots with zero lag, so i would guess that it's the video card
    that you need to boost the game. I'm sure UT3 wouldn't use the FULL power of the quad.

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    For me with my Q6600, UT3 uses 70% of each core, so I'd say its about the best quad-core game out there, along with Lost Planet.

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    im pretty sure that UT3 uses all cores because i saw benchs and E8400 got lower FPS than Q9450 on the same setup with stock clock. honestly though, being an owner of an E8400, its the best processor ive ever had.
    Mobo: Gigabyte G33M-S2L
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    Video: EVGA GTX 280 @710/1528/1180

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    UT3 uses all four cores. More = better

    Most new games coming out from now will use them too, so..

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    Default Benchmarks show UT3 only use 2 cores

    It only use 2 cores 100%, the others do not matter.

    Here is a benchmark, it only shows Intel duals and quads.

    http://techgage.com/article/intel_co...t_superstar/10

    The E8400 is king in UT3, so the E8500 would be even faster. The E7200 at $130 is a very interesting chip indeed.
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    I have an 8400 at stock 3Ghz speed and an X1900XTX on one machine.

    I also have another machine with a Q9300 @ 3Ghz with a 3870. I have a copy of UT3 for each machine and the 9300 plays alot better. XP 32bit SP3

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    Quote Originally Posted by UTPlayer529th View Post
    I have an 8400 at stock 3Ghz speed and an X1900XTX on one machine.

    I also have another machine with a Q9300 @ 3Ghz with a 3870. I have a copy of UT3 for each machine and the 9300 plays alot better. XP 32bit SP3
    I would expect that to be the case. Your 3870 is a way better card than the x1900xtx. It should run like 2X better with that card. The X1900XTX is comparable to the 7900GTX and were both top of the line 2 years ago, but, not any more.

    Your also doing the OC on the quad from 2.5GHz stock to 3.0GHz. The E8400 stock clock is 3.0GHz. You should try the E8400 OC to 3.6GHz with the 3870 Radeon. Many of the OC benchmarks show the E8400 and E8500 stable at 4GHz and making only half the heat of a quad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldkawman1 View Post
    I would expect that to be the case. Your 3870 is a way better card than the x1900xtx. It should run like 2X better with that card. The X1900XTX is comparable to the 7900GTX and were both top of the line 2 years ago, but, not any more.

    Your also doing the OC on the quad from 2.5GHz stock to 3.0GHz. The E8400 stock clock is 3.0GHz. You should try the E8400 OC to 3.6GHz with the 3870 Radeon. Many of the OC benchmarks show the E8400 and E8500 stable at 4GHz and making only half the heat of a quad.
    ..im also overclocking the quad to the dual speed? regardless of the vid card, the Quad runs UT3 better than the dual

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    Quote Originally Posted by UTPlayer529th View Post
    ..im also overclocking the quad to the dual speed? regardless of the vid card, the Quad runs UT3 better than the dual
    You cannot compare apples and oranges the same. The video card is actually the most important part. With the X1900XTX your system is GPU limited. That means you could do much better with a better video card. You cannot compare CPUs in two different systems when one system has a much better video card. The benchmarks I posted shows what happens when you have everything the same except the CPU. Your quad with the OC is comparable to the QX9650 which the benchmark shows is ~ same as the E8400 if both are at stock 3.0GHz clocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldkawman1 View Post
    You cannot compare apples and oranges the same. The video card is actually the most important part. With the X1900XTX your system is GPU limited. That means you could do much better with a better video card. You cannot compare CPUs in two different systems when one system has a much better video card. The benchmarks I posted shows what happens when you have everything the same except the CPU. Your quad with the OC is comparable to the QX9650 which the benchmark shows is ~ same as the E8400 if both are at stock 3.0GHz clocks.
    are you denying that a quad runs better over a dual?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UTPlayer529th View Post
    are you denying that a quad runs better over a dual?
    Are you saying the benchmarks are all wrong? Or are you saying you do not believe in testing and measurements performed in accordance with the scientific method?
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldkawman1 View Post
    Are you saying the benchmarks are all wrong? Or are you saying you do not believe in testing and measurements performed in accordance with the scientific method?
    argue with who ever you wanna argue with but you can't tell me my dual runs UT3 better than my quad does - this is coming from my own personal experience not a benchmark, take it as you will

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    Quote Originally Posted by UTPlayer529th View Post
    argue with who ever you wanna argue with but you can't tell me my dual runs UT3 better than my quad does - this is coming from my own personal experience not a benchmark, take it as you will
    I am not telling you that yours does. Maybe you should re-read my posts. As I already stated, I expected that your quad core system OCed to 3.0GHz and running a 3870 Radeon would be running much better than your system with the X1900XTX card. What I am attempting to explain to you, is that it does so because the 3870 card in it is just so much better than the 1900 card. Try placing the X1900XTX card in your quad core system and placing the 3870 into the box with the E8400 and you will see for yourself.

    You cannot say all quad core systems run better than dual core systems just because your seems to. You need to compare reference systems with the same exact everything else except for the CPU in order to compare the CPU. That is what the benchmarks do that I posted links to..
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    Quote Originally Posted by kinglouie View Post
    I have a slow 2.4 duo 2 intel cpu 4 megs cashe
    A slow c2d?


    *sigh*

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    Quote Originally Posted by kinglouie View Post
    I have a slow 2.4 duo 2 intel cpu 4 megs cashe, with the Geforce 8800 GTX 768 meg DDR 3.

    I just did a test with CTF Facing worlds (map pack 1) 31 bots with zero lag, so i would guess that it's the video card
    that you need to boost the game. I'm sure UT3 wouldn't use the FULL power of the quad.

    -me
    If you have a big-ass video card UT3 is really CPU dependent. Why? Because your CPU has to feed your video card(s). My 3.5GHz Core2 Dual can be a factor with two HD 3870 overclocked at 860MHz each. I feel that I know this because I see a proportional increase in smoothness and framerates if I clock my CPU at 3.0, 3.2, 3.4, or 3.6GHz (I'm running 1680x1050x60Hz Maxed video, 0xAA 16xAF, Cat 8.6). As far as CPU and GPU are concerned, if you've got more of one, you'll need the other, and vise versa. Applause to Epic for creating a game that makes this kind of hardware this much fun to own (now fix some bugs and release an update!).

    For now, duals are best. However, future patches (where is 1.3 ?) could potentially include more non-blocking worker threads which could run on other cores, and maybe a missing game-type or two. I keep thinking we could call it, "all out slaughter" or "over whelming attack" or "on the verge of a slaughterfest" or something that uses the words "on" and "slaught" together... but I digress..

    Rob
    Last edited by RobRedbeard; 07-04-2008 at 12:58 AM.


 

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