CPU scaling in games with dual and quad core processors

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  1. Year

    Year Ancient Guru

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    loved the guru3d cpu benchings it was a confirmation to me that the e8400 was a good purchase great price and great performance. ;)
     
  2. gx-x

    gx-x Ancient Guru

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    Also agreed ! :) Still, real quad vs dual comparison would be to take Q9300 6mb cache set it 3.2GHz, comapre it to e8xxx @3.2 (also 6mb cache) and then fire up some games :) Somehow I doubt there would be much difference, if any at all...

    :)
     
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    DrSiN Ancient Guru

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    That's what I thought.
     
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    jimlad Master Guru

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    Great article!

    I didn't see it mentioned, was affinity enabled for each core and each game so that all the cores are used?
     

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    Nice article !

    The 8800Ultra is still the most powerful single-card out there ?
     
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    i never got why so many gamers go for quad core. even when 8 cores come out i bet few games will support 4 much less 8.

    although the exact % numbers sound like Hilbert pulled it out of his ***
    considering the amount of pc games, the percentage of quad threaded games is more likley far lower than 1%, especially seeing that no current games natively support more than 2 cores, they merely throw a seperate thread for audio or another for non-hardware physix, thats hardly using a cores true potential and why no game benchmarks show much improvemtn over 2 cores

     
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    I can confirm that the CPU that you have on your setup is not too relevant at high res, by playing at 1600x1200 (average, sometimes 1920x1400) on my rig on the left.

    Only games that do not support the processor's technology are unable to run or do so too slow to be playable.

    Okay, trick is to be tolerant to the lowest settings on most modern games, but still, they do run.
     
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    No single core action. :(

    Good writeup, but it's incomplete! :)

    I'd like to have seen a few SINGLE core dinosaurs in the mix. How would my budget LE-1620 (AM2, 1M L2) at 3.x GHz have fared? It's not too late, grab one and give it a go!

    -Greg
     

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