The big question is... Do I grab myself a decent quad, or a decent 6-core? The top factor is obviously saving cash and getting the best bang for buck, however...
I am aware that games now can take advantage of 6 cores in some cases. Games like Farcry 3 and others, if I am correct. With Intel's hyper-threading, this helps even more. And considering the
But the most important factor is getting the most out of my gaming. I want to run the top max settings while pulling the most FPS, so I need a CPU that can really match my GPU in power. Take note that this includes force-boosting graphics via Nvidia and including mods. I realize that the CPU decides more about physics and object/computing base than graphics, but I know it helps.
Feel free to recommend other CPU's if you want, but getting other, more experienced, opinions, is what I'm looking for.
(As a side note, I've heard of motherboard's that have 2 sockets for 2 CPU's. How exactly does that work compared to having just one CPU? Does it combine the cores and threads, or is it separate? And would I really be able to benefit from such a motherboard? I'm guessing it's mainly a board for servers, though.)
Edit: I mostly use tomshardware.com for my information, browsing a lot of the many charts they have, comparing. Which reminds me: I'm also looking at the 2700k. The 3550 doesn't seem any different than the 3570, while being locked and only about $20 cheaper.
Edited by SirMaximusOwnage, 31 January 2013 - 05:35 AM.