4 or 6 cores, for streaming?

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December 24, 2010 at 15:48:17
Specs: Windows 7, amd 64/3800 x2 dual core
I will be streaming Starcraft 2 games online, with ustream; currently I'm looking at upgrading to either a quad or 6 core AMD processor for this job. Does it matter if I have 4 or 6 cores?

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December 24, 2010 at 20:59:25
6 cores is overkill better get quad core cpu. U also need a good gaming v-card like nvidia geforce 460 gtx.

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December 25, 2010 at 05:23:50
yea streaming is tough business but no need for 6 cores 4 cores is more than enough plus a good v-card as mentioned above gtx460or similar

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June 12, 2011 at 14:19:22
Anything more than four cores is useless unless you do a lot of video/photo editing or use Adobe CS4 to create digital images. If you game, AMD's highest rated 6 core, the 1100t @ 3.3 Ghz, will still perform slower than a Phenom II x4 955 @ 3.2GHz. The biggest reasons for waiting until Bulldozer is released to upgrade to a 6 core CPU:

No Triple Channel memory support, making it so that only one DIMM channel is accessible per 3 cores, instead of one channel per 2 cores like the Phenom II x4's.

No increase in L3 Cache as compared to the Phenom II x4's, which means that each core has access to less of this cache, thus reducing overall performance.

No support for 6 cores. 4 cores aren't even utilized fully unless doing intensive multi tasking and graphic design, and at this point, only a few (and very expensive) programs will be able to thread for 6 cores.

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