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Topic Subject:Which processor to buy and will it be enough
rb207
Mariner
posted 06-05-12 04:10 AM EDT (US)         
I am a bit confused about how ETW can handle multicore processors. It sounds like dual core is recommended but I thought it used the same engine as Rome?

I am looking for a processor on a budget of around £60-100. I would like to play MTW2 and or ETW. I currently have a dual core 2x2.4ghz intel E6600. graphics card Radeon HD5700 series.

At the moment I can play RTW with Large unit scale fairly smoothly. Medieval2 is less enjoyable because it is not so smooth. I find small unit scale quite unrealistic so I want to play whatever I can play RTW/MTW2/ on large scale.

I am looking at buying one of the following...

Intel E5700 Pentium Dual-Core Processor - 3.00GHz

or

i3-540 Core i3 Dual-Core Processor - 3.06GHz

I would appreciate any advice and or links to previous threads. Thanks
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BastWorshiper
Sensei
posted 06-06-12 04:37 PM EDT (US)     1 / 1       
Either of those processors should be able to run the game pretty smoothly, though probably not on the largest unit size. They made a lot of improvements to ETW with patches, but it is still a bit of a resource hog. I suppose it would be difficult to buy a 4 or more core processor with your budget, but that's what I would recommend. The dual cores are going the way of the dinosaur.

Here is a thread, which, though a little dated, still provides some good information. Pay particular attention to Daelon's posts, as he was once the resident IT guru, and a hell of a General to boot.

EDIT: Moved to Technical Help Forum, my first official act as a Moderator. It seems I have done this correctly. You are a lucky man, rb207.

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[This message has been edited by BastWorshiper (edited 06-13-2012 @ 09:29 AM).]

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