I personally see a lot of laptops here in our computer store with steam on it, I'm quite certain thats where the 2 core %'s are coming from.
A desktop that still runs a dual core typically wont be able to play much of anything nowdays, not because of the cpu but its a indicator of system age meaning the vid card will be sub par and prolly win XP.
The "Other Settings" FCMOV stat at the bottom is confusing. I don't think anyone would be gaming with a Cyrix CPU. Are there any modern processors that don't support those instructions?
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
I do come across a lot of Dual-cores, most with integrated graphics. I am surprised quad isn't on the rise as single falls but most users don't see any need for a quad-core when they are price shopping around. Id also like to know if it distinguishes cores instead of threads as most/all i3/i5 CPUs are dual-core with hyper-threading, in which case I'd see the quad-core percentages less surprising. Also, It says "Physical CPUs" (Not cores/threads) I'd think most people still only have 1...
People have to make do in the crappy economy we live in,.....so less capable hardware is all that many can afford.
The good news is that many new mid level video cards perform quite well.
I have two XFX HD Radeon R7770's here that are awesome for the $140.00 price tag.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
I have to say it is funny how people are willing to play $800 (AUS) for a phone every 1-2 years but wont spend that on a computer.
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