I was looking at past benchmark test here https://www.overclock.net/forum/5-in...s-core-i5.html
I was wondering, in general, how can i tell if a game/software/application benefits from more cores, or threads? i.e. i7's 4c/8t or i5 4c/4t for example?
also, is it correct in saying that once compared in a game/software, if the i5 gives more FPS than the i3, the game/software performs better with more cores? (i.e. your test results for i3 vs i5 for farcry 4 and arma3. where i5 has a significant fps improvement.)
in on a i7 vs i5 performance, is it correct in saying that once compared in a game/software, if i7 gives more fps than the i3, the game/software benefits from more threads?
and for BF4, it states " Here is a game that likes cores... I can bet that if i did not include this game in the list, i would have been slapped in the face." does that simply mean higher core count (4 on i5 vs 2 on i3) or high core speed?
Lastly, how can you determine, specifically softwares such as CAD, etc how dependent they are on CPU cores, threads, GPU (if at all??), etc?