Dual or Quad Core- Gaming?

Question by I Want My Nation Back!: Dual or Quad Core- Gaming?
Hi there!

I want to get a new HP LAPTOP.

I am good with computers so I don’t care if you talk about ghz, cores, RAM, and the video cards, haha.

I can either get a quad core thats 2.0 ghz
a dual core thats 2.5 or 2.66ghz. I forget which.

Which one would be better for running.. say…

Internet with 4 tabs
Mass Effect 2
Star Wars Galaxies II

all at the same time? (This would be the maximum stress I would usually put on it).

I am wondering if .5 ghz really make a difference? would 2.0 quad be a lot better than 2.5 dual?

P.S. Customizing the HP Pavilion here.

Best answer:

Answer by Enis Bukalo
The quad core would be better for all of that but for single tasking, the dual core would be better because if you single task the quad core turns into a dual core because only 2 cores get used for more energy effeciency.

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