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What is the most CPU heavy game to date? I want to run a little benchmark of my own and need a real demanding game.
 

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Flight simulators and RTS games with very high unit limits will all tax the cpu heavily. I don't know if you'll find a single game that rises above all else, but the previous statement should give you what you're looking for.
 
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Flight Simulator X is probably the big one. Supreme Commander is another. Stuff that hass a mass of multiple calculations to perform at the same time.

Counterstrike with a ton of bots running locally? Garry's Mod?

Source games do use the CPU a fair amount.
 
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arma or gta 4
 

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Black ops, when it first came out. I would sit in the menu screen and my cpu would be at 100% :O
 

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Alright thanks, I don't have any flight simulators at the moment, but I do have Shogun II which I can max out anyway. The Reason I'm asking is because newer games like Rage look like they takes a lot of processing power and aside from my plans to upgrade to a new gpu I was thinking of possibly upgrading my cpu as well.
 

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Tbh i think your I7 920 will be fine, i honestly wouldn't worry about it for a while.
 

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Crysis 1, XYZ physics demonstration custom map.
 

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Dwarf fortress taxes the cpu a lot, mostly because its single core and poorly optimized, but once a fortress gets big enough your cpu cries
 

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you could also get liquid cooling and push that i7 a bit further, the 920 can get pretty fast with a hard enough overclock
I was thinking of going for a hex-core
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Tbh i think your I7 920 will be fine, i honestly wouldn't worry about it for a while.
But then again I might wait till socket 2011
 
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