Dual core quick question...

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    Wouldn't a dual core processor be a downgrade for gaming in respects that current games like CS:S would only run on one core meaning that they would be getting around 2.2ghz? I am "upgrading" from a P4 - 2.53ghz to an AMD 4200 64bit dual core running at 2.2ghz. Wouldn't this theoretically mean that I am downgrading my processor in respects to gaming and only gaming? I want a dual core because I'll need it for resource heavy, and multiple programs at once, but will it still work for games? Can't have F.E.A.R. choking up with my new components...
     
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    OK, lets get one thing straight here, AMD has quite possibly the worst labelling system I can think of. An AMD 2200 is supposed to perform at the same speed as an intel 2.2 GHz, even though the actual clock speed is 1.6GHz. While I am not certain I would assume that a 4200 dual core would have each core perform at 4.2GHz (Intel equiv).

    All that aside, the AMD is 64bit and is dual core. While this may not affect many games on the market today, it won't take long for game manufacturers to eat up everything that the processor has to give and be itching for more.
     
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    And another thing, the CPU is almost never the bottleneck for gaming, it's the GPU.
     
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