Originally Posted by formula m
I wish people would stop saying this^.
BF3 runs better on more cores. BF3 runs better on X6, than it does X4 (same clock).
Secondly, people do not buy a brand new PC not only to play past games, but future ones. So suggesting that dual core is sufficient, simply implies ignorance, or bias.
I bought a (dual-core) core i3 in 2010 to play future games too, and it plays current games, quite sufficiently.
Payday: the heist runs at a rock solid 120fps (v-sync on) on my system, in multi-player while the game is hosted on someone else's system.
single player BF3 appears to run very well on core-i3 and (FX-8150 with 2 modules disabled)
FX-8150 with 3 modules disabled (which is like a dual-core without hyperthreading), fps was 40 or more.
more cpu cores is better ... until you play a game or use an app which only uses one or two cpu cores.
Originally Posted by DuckieHo
RTS do. I believe Supreme Commander (2008) and the Total War series do.
Last time I checked (Medieval 2, Empire, Shogun 2 demo), the campaign map in total war series games appears to be single-threaded. I never tested the battle maps.Edited by Partol - 12/6/11 at 1:08pm