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I really thought I was going to step up to a 8800GTX in a month's time for $175 total but these Intel quad cores for $266 on july 22nd are really more tempting for me! what new games will support more than two cores in the future?
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Any multi-threaded game should support any number of cores, however i'm not sure if they will NEED them.

Crysis is rumoured to be able to utilize 4 cores.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post
Any multi-threaded game should support any number of cores, however i'm not sure if they will NEED them.

Crysis is rumoured to be able to utilize 4 cores.
Incorrect.

You can code such that you dedicate cores. Thus, you can have code that specifically uses two cores only.
    
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Alan Wake will utilize four cores.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Swtethan View Post
I really thought I was going to step up to a 8800GTX in a month's time for $175 total but these Intel quad cores for $266 on july 22nd are really more tempting for me! what new games will support more than two cores in the future?
266 - 175 = 91 Dollars? you got 100 lol

Anyways I still thing you should get the 8800GTX becuase you already got a nice CPU!
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You would probably notice a bigger increase in gaming performance with a gtx than you would if you got a quadcore for games like crysis.
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Supreme Commander
Source Games(Eventually)
Alan Wake
Crysis
Probally Most DX10 Stuff
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post #8 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
Incorrect.

You can code such that you dedicate cores. Thus, you can have code that specifically uses two cores only.
Although that would be pointless. I'm sure someone is doing it, but it's almost as easy to just code an engine to be multi-threaded as it is to make it dual threaded.
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post #9 of 25
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I heard Alan Wake does physics in one of the four cores, so that would be neat. I could probably push the closk to like 3.0-3.4ghz
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Supreme Commander
Alan Wake
Crysis
Cellfactor

I've heard that some settings in alan wake cannot be enabled unless you have a quad core (This was stated in a demonstration that I saw). This doesnt surprise me because some settings might be intensive enough that it needs its own core (Core 1 = Normal Rendering, Core 2 = Normal Rendering, Core 3 = Physics, Core 4 = AI), i've also heard that both alan wake and crysis will utilize all 4 cores, and will greatly improve performance over dual core. There are actually video interviews around the web that crysis devs state that it will utilize all 4 cores, and have a great impact on performance compared to 2 cores.
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