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That's why it's almost pointless to buy the new tech when it first arrives.

Software always seems behind hardware.
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Oh yeah guys, 8 cores for gaming is useless, damn guys, you should know that game developers never learn to use more than 2-4 cores.. also they wont in the future because you dont need more than 4 cores..


>_< stop that nonsense.. a few years back games used 1 core, then 2, then 4.. now i'm 100% sure they will utilize more and more cores..
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If you build them, they will come! Of course they will use more cores, it wont happen straight away, they will have to code for it but in the next 1-2 years there will be games out that use all 8 cores
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Why do people keep saying 4 cores is useless for gaming? The game may not use more than 2 cores at best but you still have stuff running in the background. Unless your one of the people the exit out of every non existent program to get that extra 2-3 fps. I usually have 2-4 windows explorer folders open, google chrome, utorrent, maybe a media player and some other things running while gaming. Trying gaming on a dual core with all that open and see if you get the same fps with all that closed.
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Why do people keep saying 4 cores is useless for gaming? The game may not use more than 2 cores at best but you still have stuff running in the background. Unless your one of the people the exit out of every non existent program to get that extra 2-3 fps. I usually have 2-4 windows explorer folders open, google chrome, utorrent, maybe a media player and some other things running while gaming. Trying gaming on a dual core with all that open and see if you get the same fps with all that closed.
Bad Company 2 can max 4 cores, BF3 for sure if not more. Most developers are getting the hang of coding games that scale well. Except for just cause 2, I mean *** 1 core? and it runs all funky and uneven with the affinity not changed to 1 core.. sad face
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omg I laughed so hard when I saw those apple cores, I actually slammed my knee into the power button on my pc.

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Oh yeah guys, 8 cores for gaming is useless, damn guys, you should know that game developers never learn to use more than 2-4 cores.. also they wont in the future because you dont need more than 4 cores..


>_< stop that nonsense.. a few years back games used 1 core, then 2, then 4.. now i'm 100% sure they will utilize more and more cores..
But techonogy development going faster than software. Right now, developers still use dual-program structure heavily, i think in a year we well see games and software taking advantage of 4 cores but I assume (at this pace), we will be seeing 10-12core chips by end of 2011

Just because you'll have 8 cores now won't improve anything, maybe in a year or 2 when games start taking up 6+ cores, then you'll notice a difference

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