Originally Posted by Darkpriest667
Its funny 15 years ago software developers were practically begging hardware makers to keep up. Now the tides have turned and instead of stepping up you are whining? Really?
It is time for software developers to step up. Especially in the gaming field, which most have. This isnt 1999. Everyone that owns a computer owns a dual core or better. Heck my parents who are almost 70 have a quad core i7. This is not a hard concept to understand that almost everyone runs multiple core computers now. So it seems only logical that software developers should make almost every program multithreaded so that they run more efficiently on these multiple cores.
So people want developers to optimize the game engines so that they scale with core count and you can get 500FPS in CPU limited scenarios like 1024x760 and no filters, instead of 300FPS right?
It's not so easy anyway. It's not all about your code, there are also limitations in the programing platform you work on.
You don't get an octo core-only for gaming, it's ridiculous to go blaming developers for not taking advantage of that many cores. Gaming developers focus is on making things work good and look good in average computers. That's good coding, not trying to please us bragging right junkies
AMD knows their current lineup is more than capable of running today's and tomorrows games, ok, but I don't think they can get away with their current motto of giving up on IPC and single threaded performance by adding cores for multithreaded performance. It's not efficient transistor count/die size/power consumption wise