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How might next gen consoles affect PC game multithreading?

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Sorry if I am posting this in the wrong place, or this had already been discussed.

From the leaks/rumors/etc I have seen in the last few days, both of the next gen consoles will have 8-core amd processors.

I was wondering if anyone might have an idea as to how console games being developed with 8-cores in mind might transfer over into PC games, or even other applications in general.
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Well in games, it should enable more multithreaded support for Console ports, and other PC games in general. Which is very good news for us PC guys, especially those AMD FX users thumb.gif
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We will gonna see more games with 6-core support.For 8 -core a bit difficult.
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I am somewhat interested in this as well. My best guess is that at first most games will still only really support 4 cores since most developers are still used to dealing with 4 cores.

After that tho I am not sure... how many people( on average among the causuals gamers) have 8 cores compared to 4 or 2? I think the answer to that might affect whether games will really start to take advantagies of more than 4 cores.

Then again I am not sure how programming games for multiple cores work so I think I might be talking nonsense...
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I was excited at the possibilities, but my actual knowledge is pretty limited. Anything that utilizes more of what I have makes me happy. smile.gif

It just seemed to me like this could accelerate the movement towards extra core usage. Makes me wonder if this is all part of some grand plan on the part of AMD to shift the market in a direction where I think they can more readily compete. Personally anything that helps out AMD is a good thing for me. I have some shares that I would love to see run away from that 2-3 dollar range.

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We will gonna see more games with 6-core support.For 8 -core a bit difficult.

Is there something specific that would make 8-core support substantially more difficult than 6 core?
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