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Clock speed importance for gaming?


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#1 BrianCPU

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 05:49 PM

How much of a role does the clock speed on the processor play in gaming? For example im looking into a computer with a AMD Phenom II X6 1035T 2.6GHz processor and was wondering if it will have a big impact on the game. Even my ancient processor now has 3.2GHz. I'm not talking about any crazy games though more for running high graphics on WOW type games or The Old Republic when it comes out.

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 07:24 PM

A lot depends on the game itself, some games require a lot more CPU usage then others etc. Though with most games-like wow, with a 2.6 ghz 6 core CPU you should be more then fine. The only time you may have issues is if say you play an older game like some of the original medal of honor games that wernt designed to run on multi cores but needed a faster single core CPU. But with modern games you should be fine.

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 08:13 PM

Usually for gaming, you would want 2.8GHz and above.

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 10:44 PM

Just to explain a little more, 2.8 ghz is a good median clock speed, especially for heavy duty gaming. However, especially with the newer 6 core CPUs, and the gaming you do, 2.6 ghz is more then sufficient and if its not its not hard nor dangerous in most cases to boost the clock speed up 200 mhz.

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