Here's a cool (new) Sandy Bridge i7-2600k build video. Yeah, I am excited about Doom (2016) too.
This is why single-threaded performance is important in gaming.
The campaign map on Total War: Medieval II, Empire, Shogun 2, etc. is single threaded. tested by me and confirmed.
Morrowind is single threaded, I believe. Pretty much every game made before 2000 is single threaded because, back then, there were no dual-core,tri-core,quad-core, etc. cpu's.
Oblivion, Skyrim, Fallout 3 and New Vegas and many other games are optimized for dual core.
You may ask yourself, why should I care about old games? because some of the best mods and fan missions ever made are for old games.
Did you enjoy Morrowind? There are many mods for morrowind.
Did you enjoy Oblivion? If you enjoyed Oblivion, then try Nehrim. It's so much better than Oblivion. In Nehrim, the focus is on the main quest and it's a long, satisfying main quest.
Trust me, Nehrim is a much much better RPG than Oblivion.
Did you enjoy Skyrim? Then, try Enderal (coming 2016): sequel to Nehrim. If Enderal is only half-as-good as Nehrim, then it will still be as good as or better than Skyrim, in my opinion.
You may ask yourself, why should I care about those old Total War games if I only play the latest games?
This is why you should care.
The Third Age (Lord of the Rings) mod is so popular that people started to make mods for the original mod.
Do you play mmo games? That's a whole 'nother discussion.Edited by Partol - 3/1/16 at 11:14am