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john19055
05-12-09, 04:25 AM
What game is out now that really beifits running 8 threads instead of just four.

crainger
05-12-09, 04:47 AM
Ollie the Octopus saved the Octuplets from Dr Octavious Part 8.

Dreamweavernoob
05-12-09, 04:52 AM
Get back in your cage.


I think Supreme commander can utlilise multiple cores as can.....erm something?

crainger
05-12-09, 04:53 AM
Unreal Engine 3 games.

AthlonXP1800
05-12-09, 06:56 AM
GTA IV

john19055
05-12-09, 10:55 AM
The games that can use 8 threads ,what kind of performance gains do you get.Looking at these reviews ,running 8 threads really has no performance gains at all in games .
http://www.insidehw.com/Reviews/CPU/Gaming-Performance-Core-i7-vs-Core-2-Quad/Page-2.html

Bman212121
05-12-09, 10:58 AM
FSX can thread up to 16 cores. For the original question though I don't know of any game that you'd really see a benefit from. There is only one way to find out though. ;)

saturnotaku
05-12-09, 11:04 AM
Lost Planet. You can easily run benchmarks with that game by changing "concurrent operations" in the game's settings. In order to use 8 threads, you have to set 7 concurrent operations (setting it to 8 causes a big performance drop).

john19055
05-12-09, 11:25 AM
I did'nt think I seen no performance gains in Crysis when I ran it with 8 threads and then four thread . Just ran hotter.Looking at the review I found seems to confirm this.
http://www.insidehw.com/Reviews/CPU/Gaming-Performance-Core-i7-vs-Core-2-Quad/Page-2.html

Sazar
05-12-09, 05:35 PM
Ollie the Octopus saved the Octuplets from Dr Octavious Part 8.

Octavius' evil hench-woman, Octopussy is in part 8.8 (nana2)

**serious mode**

Wrt the OP, the greatest game ever, Folding @ Home, can use all 8 threads across the 4 cores and reward you with the most amazing prize ever, helping to save lives and look for cures :)

**serious mode off**

Dreamweavernoob
05-12-09, 07:15 PM
Octavius' evil hench-woman, Octopussy is in part 8.8 (nana2)

**serious mode**

Wrt the OP, the greatest game ever, Folding @ Home, can use all 8 threads across the 4 cores and reward you with the most amazing prize ever, helping to save lives and look for cures :)

**serious mode off**

What has folding produced?

Sazar
05-12-09, 07:36 PM
What has folding produced?

Hungry troll needs foodz?

http://folding.stanford.edu/English/Papers

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folding@home#Results

Dreamweavernoob
05-13-09, 04:21 AM
Hungry troll needs foodz?

http://folding.stanford.edu/English/Papers

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folding@home#Results

merely curious.

What would you has been the best result of the folding project? What result in your mind justifies the whole thing alone?

Sazar
05-13-09, 03:17 PM
merely curious.

What would you has been the best result of the folding project? What result in your mind justifies the whole thing alone?

My grandfather died from cancer, my mother has a degenerative spinal condition, if I can help contribute to research or a broader understanding of anything to do with diseases caused by improper cell folding/splitting and so forth, so much the better.

Again, the information is all out there. If you are interested, go find out for yourself.

CaptNKILL
05-14-09, 12:08 AM
Far Cry 2 is heavily multi-threaded as well.

crainger
05-14-09, 12:57 AM
Yeah, but no one really wants to play Far Cry 2 CaptN.

CaptNKILL
05-14-09, 01:15 AM
Yeah, but no one really wants to play Far Cry 2 CaptN.

True.

SH64
05-14-09, 05:21 AM
DIRT?

crainger
05-14-09, 06:41 AM
DIRT?

I'm Mike Rowe?

walterman
05-14-09, 09:11 AM
This is BloodRayne 2 with my patch on my quad:

http://i25.tinypic.com/2py85mv.png

My patch uses 1 core to run the game, and the rest of cores to run the special effects. This way, you enjoy the same frame rate, and the rest of cores are finally useful.

In the core i7 you can use 7 threads for the special effects, and 1 for the game.

I have CUDA support in the last version (not released yet), and it can use several GPUs to run the special effects. You can specify 1 GPU for rendering and 2 GPUs for the CUDA special effects.

I love multithreading :)

Bman212121
05-14-09, 10:36 AM
Sweet. Where might we look to find your patch?

walterman
05-14-09, 01:00 PM
Sweet. Where might we look to find your patch?

http://www.coopdb.com/modules.php?name=BR2fsaa&op=Info

The new version with CUDA support is not released yet.

But you can use the benchmark tool. My results:

CPU (Xeon 3350 @ 3.6 GHz):
http://i39.tinypic.com/13zric9.png

GPU (eVGA GTX 285 SSC @ 702/1584/2646 MHz):
http://i42.tinypic.com/5otjs9.jpg

The benchmark tool: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=NNXASZAM

I can't run the "CUDA - SLI" tests in my system, but, in theory, they should work, if i did read the CUDA documentation properly :p