Originally Posted by Paradigm
I would like to think so. BC2 when couple with strong IPC shows little to no difference in FPS whether 2 or 4 cores are enabled. Matter of fact a Nehalem aka i7 set to affinity with 2 cores will outperform Quad core 965 Phenom using all 4 cores. If bc2 is a true quad core game why are two i7 cores .
I even hear people claim that there 6 core Phenoms are all being used when playing BC2 which is total nonsense. There have been numerous benchmarks and articles demonstrating that BC2 is highly dependent on the strength of the first 2 cores rather the the number of cores available, hence my statement, POOR SCALING(yes it scales but not exceptionally well)in BC2 as well as it not being a true Quad core game. Not to mention since BC2 is old HAT DICE has had no problems recently admitting the sub par scaling ability of bc2 and how superior BF3 will be in that regard.
I quicky googled a one article demonstrating this
That's a flawed benchmark, it's only using an I5 in every test. It's possible there's also something else in that benchmark that caused it to be flawed, considering it only used I5 procs.
I also bet that system had framebuffer issues at that res and settings.
This goes against every other benchmark and basically every thread that I've seen, as well as my own personal experience.
It's commonly known that a quad for BC2 is basically necessary. Obviously if a card is already maxed out with a dual core then the quad wouldn't offer a performance increase.
I can guarantee you every OCN member with a quad has seen all 4 cores being used, the amount of each core being used would obviously vary based upon performance at that point in time, meaning, if they have Vsync on and their framerate matches it no more resources are needed.Edited by Ascii Aficionado - 7/18/11 at 8:25pm