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So I have a Dual Core processor and I'm wondering how any of this works...

I've done the research on multithreaded applications but is it safe to assume that World of Warcraft/Dawn of War/ETC... are Single Threaded?

I noticed in Task Manager (Windows XP Pro SP2) you can "Set affinity" or set it when you run an exe but is World of Warcraft really taking advantage of both my cores when I launch it and run around killing gnomes and floating fish in Zangarmarsh?

That being said does ANYTHING out there on the market take advantage of Quad Core? I'm not talking just Gaming I mean anything out there from Operating Systems to Graphic programs.
    
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pretty much just video rendering can take advantage of all those cores. I dont know of any CAD programs that can

Edit: actually there is this game coming out (i forget the title) but it was announced to only be able to be maxed out on quad cores, thus forcing ppl to buy them
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workstation programs tend to be the first to utilize multi cores, i thing COD2 is multi-threaded.
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But for gaming purposes even the dual cores aren't being utilized I assume?

Is Crysis and UT2007 and whatnot going to be multithreaded? I cant seem to find any info on it.

Edit: CoD2 is multithreaded?
    
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pretty much just video rendering can take advantage of all those cores. I dont know of any CAD programs that can

Edit: actually there is this game coming out (i forget the title) but it was announced to only be able to be maxed out on quad cores, thus forcing ppl to buy them
That game would be Alan Wake:

www.alanwake.com
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Well obviously they're fairly new, and because they are new their clock speeds are higher meaning they will manage single threaded apps relatively easily, and new software will come along that utilizes all cores yielding yet better performance.
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post #7 of 8
Supreme commander is multi threaded.

You pretty much HAVE to have a dual core and a decent PC to play anything larger than a 2v2.
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there are only like 2 games that are muti threaded,there are like 10 games the support 64bit thow,So i think it wont be long before we see games that can realy use all the horse power of dual core,and when i say all the power i mean games that are muti threaded and 64bit.
    
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