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Can someone provide a list of, or a link to, all games that currently support, or will soon support, 6 cores, Thanx all

Also, how many cores can windows 7 64bit handle??
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Hmm not sure if there is any TBH.
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There is none that I.can think off. Most games just use 2 cores. Some are multi core(4) supported.
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Ok Thanx, I'll keep on the lookout for any
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Black ops chewed up all 8 threads of my xeon

FSX chews up all 8 threads of my xeon as well

but not full load
just about nearly evenly distributed
post #6 of 90
Napoleon: Total War supports 6-cores.
post #7 of 90
ARMA 2 with crazy amount of AI (1000+)

all cores (up to 8) al ram, page disk swap, cpu everything..
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L4D 1 and 2, Mass Effect 1 (not sure about 2) Dragon age

All of those LOVE multicores.
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post #9 of 90
BC2 uses at least 4, not sure on 6-8, haven't tested it on my other machines. Flight Sim X can and will use as many cores/threads as I have thrown at it. It is one CPU hungry sim.
post #10 of 90
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Originally Posted by crazyap7 View Post
Napoleon: Total War supports 6-cores.
Doubtful.

The skinny is, most games don't support 4 cores much less 6 cores.

The way it works, from what I can tell at least with my rudimentary knowledge of how games are coded, is that the game will send out X streams of data to be calculated to Windows. Windows will then distribute that load evenly among all available threads unless specified by the games coding. The variable X (the amount of streams) should be the term used when asking how many cores it's coded for. If it sends out 4 streams of data to be calculated, it can use up to 4 threads 100% most likely.

I get this from my experiments with WoW.

My dual core can load up to 100% on each core, yet my quad core, will never reach more than 200% total load on all 4 cores. Meaning the total when added of all my cores load will not equal more than 200% (50% on each core) which is basically my dual core at full load. This led my to my conclusion, WoW is coded to use 2 threads (as per an official blue WoW post, even up to Cataclysm).
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