Originally Posted by TacoXPS2
Crysis demo is multi-core. I ran windows task manager under performance both cores were at 75% on my E6400 @ stock. I wanted to make sure so I went into BIOS and disabled core 2 and ran the CPU benchmark with rez @ 800x600 all medium settings. I averaged 24 FPS. Then went back and re enabled core 2, ran bench and got 38 FPS. Crysis is obviously using more than 1 core. I'm not sure why everyone thinks its single. I'm sure it doesn't use much resource on a quad, but dual definitely benefits.
Ran test on:
Windows XP SP2: nVidia 7950gt 169.04 drivers: 2 GB DDR2 @ 800: E6400 @ 2.13 Ghz
I played the demo again last night @ 1920x1200,everything on high,but particles,and post processing,and volumetric effects on medium,and I also had the task manager running on my secondary LCD.All four cores were pumping away with 1 and 2 between 70 to 90%,and 3 and 4 hovering around 30 to 55% each.I did nothing to the ini,or any other game files.All I did was boot it up like I normally do.
Its possible I still had **** running in the background though.
I hope the FULL retail game does what Cevat said it would on a QUAD,or many will cry foul.... and be quite pissed,given that more then a few other titles already take some advantage of a quad now.