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From Medal of Honor to Civ 5: 17 Games that already benefit from six cores CPUs

Since March 2010, there have been six-core-CPUs around. But which games benefit from hexacore-processors? PC Games hardware recaps old and current titles.
PCGH-Special: These Games Already Benefit from Six Cores
 
PCGH-Special: These Games Already Benefit from Six Cores [Source: view picture gallery]

Arcania - Gothic 4: Up to 30 per cent plus compared with Quadcore (Attention: in preview-version only - the release patch with improved multi-core-support coming soon!)
 
Arcania - Gothic 4: Up to 30 per cent plus compared with Quadcore (Attention: in preview-version only - the release patch with improved multi-core-support coming soon!) [Source: view picture gallery]
Dead Rising 2: Up to 20 per cent plus compared with Quadcore
 
Dead Rising 2: Up to 20 per cent plus compared with Quadcore [Source: view picture gallery]
Since March 2010 (Intel Core i7-980X) or June 2010 (AMD Phenom II X6 1055T and 1090T) respectively, there have been early desktop processors that carry six CPU-cores. Processors with eight or even twelve cores are in progress. What gamers might ask is: What's the gain of these additional cores?

In order to be able to make presentable statements, we tested 24 games allowing for their ability to handle multi-core. A remarkable thing to say is that a great number of games already benefits from six cores. When we think back, the transisiton from two to four cores was slower. Back then, it took the games almost one year to profit by additional cores.

Among other titles, we tested:

• Arcania - Gothic 4 (Preview-Version)
• Civilization 5
• Dead Rising 2
• Dragon Age (v1.04)
• F1 2010
• Lost Planet 2
• RUSE

Check the gallery for the results.

Picture gallery  (enlarge to view source)



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Author: Bayer, Sauter (Oct 15, 2010)






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