Originally Posted by nekrosoft13
almost all UE3 games do that. Quad runs UE3 based games much better.
I know, but between my Q6600 @ 3.8 Ghz and the E8500 @ 4.5, the E8500 is smoother even in games like GOW (and warhead, although only used 2) that used 4 cores. At some point frequency crushes quantity. Even though utilization is high its not maxed @ 100% the entire time. Having 2 cores runnin 97% @ 4.5Ghz is still better than 50% on 4 cores @ 3.8Ghz. I know I've benchmarked it
My E8500 beats my Q6600 in encoding too. I had a E8400 @ 4.2Ghz and at 4.2ghz the q6600 @ 3.8 was all around the same performance. Another 300 Mhz made a difference and the E8500 has bumped my quad for good right now.