Originally Posted by Blazing angel
.. it could also be because hes got a hexacore cpu...
Wrong. Fallout New Vegas only runs on 2 cores. My fps is usually 60-75fps and only 45-50% cpu usage on 2 cores.
I even turned off hyperthreading on my i3. FPS was unchanged. 2 fast cores is enough for that game. 3+ cores is overkill.
Look at this Fallout 3 benchmark. New Vegas is very similiar to Fallout 3.
All top cpu's have 6MB or more cache.
First cpu with less than 6MB cache is the core i3-2100 and next is the dual-core i5 670 which is basically a turbo version of the i3 550.
Its especially interesting to note that i7-2600k fps is much higher than i5-2500k. Many people wrongly believe that i7-2600k and i5-2500k are "equal" for gaming. They are only "equal" until the i5-2500k runs out of cache.Edited by Partol - 3/22/11 at 10:04pm