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Intel17 01-28-11 08:25 AM

Fourth core makes a difference?
 
Hey, all. So, I know that a lot of people say that most games are only 2-3 threaded, but the other day I unlocked my friend's Athlon X3 445 into a 3.1GHz quad core. He came up to me today and said, "hey, did you overclock my PC or something? Games are a LOT smoother now!"

So do games really not make use of 4 threads? (Also he's running a GTX 460 768mb @ 1366 x 768 resolution)

marqmajere 01-28-11 01:38 PM

Re: Fourth core makes a difference?
 
I play BC2 a lot and it uses every core I can feed it. Most of the games from Blizzard, however, only use 2 cores. Depends on the games he plays.

strike101 01-29-11 06:55 PM

Re: Fourth core makes a difference?
 
I doubt he'll see any big diffrence since he's only playing @ 1366x768

google around.. afaik there's list of games supporting quad cores..( i think it's on wiki )

mojoman0 01-29-11 06:56 PM

Re: Fourth core makes a difference?
 
all the latest console ports use all the cpu you can throw at them

Albo 01-29-11 07:13 PM

Re: Fourth core makes a difference?
 
Same exact thing with me.

Have the same CPU. Games increased at least 10 FPS when I unlocked the 4th.

mailman2 01-29-11 09:00 PM

Re: Fourth core makes a difference?
 
most games use 4. Some use more if they have it. Sometimes its not just about performance. That fourth core can just make the game smoother. I find hyper threading to add that smoothness to COD BO, BF BC2, most games I play. Most will even show activity on all 8 threads.


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