I still wouldn't say its needed. For those tight budget HxC PC gamers a dual core i5 would be most adequate for their needs. Its true that more and more games are being developed with quad core in mind. Which in turn boosts performance in game, but that doesn't mean its needed. The GPU is still the most important factor when gaming.
Originally Posted by Adawg1203
No phone on the planet currently uses true multitasking. Unless thats implemented i don't see a point. They obviously aren't ready for it. Also gaming has taken leaps in the past year, but honestly how many games do you really see pushing the boundaries on mobile phones/tablets. Not many. Not many at all.
Take a look at what's going on with tablets and so-called phones. They are literally becoming all-in-one devices. They are being used for streaming video (changing how we watch TV), they are being used for games, desktop extensions, 3-D is coming, HD photography and 1080P video capture, video messaging and conferencing, and a multitude of other things. Oh and once in a while a phone call is made. To do all of that efficiently, how many processor's would you want?
You're right more RAM will be needed.
Software cannot make up for hardware deficiencies or limitations. And with all of the above happening more RAM is a must.... So just because there isn't a need today for something it doesn't mean the need won't arise tomorrow...