Verno wrote on Jul 25, 2012, 14:31:
Interesting, thanks for the feedback fellas. I guess thinking back there were only a handful of games that really needed a quad core to run well. I think I saw the biggest generational upgrade out of an SSD more than anything else but that doesn't really apply to most games.
I don't know if there's many at all that require a quad core to run well. The biggest requirement for most games is to have a certain minimum capability of graphics card. After that, a better graphics card enables things like insane resolutions for multimonitor or 3d gaming.
Graphics cards have for the most part vastly out powered the average needs of games to play at HD resolutions like 1080p, just like CPU power. There are a few exceptions, especially if a game is a poorly optimized port.
Which is why nowadays you can get a super cheap pre-built system from a local store or from dell, and throw a graphics card in, and have a gaming computer that will play most games more than adequately.