I'm the proud owner of an intel E8400, and as it has 2 cores, it can run 2 simultaneous threads (Core architecture does not have hyperthreading as you know). I'm not very worried about this CPU performing well in future games, because I honestely believe this CPU can stand its own for at least another couple of years. Still, I have a question: When games come that use 2+ threads (there are probably a few out there), how well will this CPU handle them? Let's suppose you run a game that spawns 4 threads: Of course a Quad will perform better because it can dedicate each of its cores to each thread, but would a dual perfom badly? Would it be overwhelmed, or despite the fact the it has 2 cores, could it handle 4 threads reasonably? (of course I don't expect it to be on Quad level). despite of having 2 cores, could this CPU's speed sort of make up for handling 4 threads and still mantain an acceptable level of perfomance? PS: I once posted a question in this forum asking for opinions on this particular CPU, and its ability to handle games until 2011, and the general consensus was that it would, but at the time I didn't ask specifically about the number of threads a game spawns and how that can have an impact on perfomance. And yeah, I know I shoudln't be worried, because this CPU still has at the very least 2 years of gaming power in it. E8400 may be one of the best Intel chips ever!