I heard that some games coming out at the end of this year will support dual cpu's. Or is urt 2007 the first game that will use it? i think this will be the next real step in pc gaming.
Almost all of intel's new chips next year will be dual core. They are moving away from the p4 to more of a P-M type core. I have heard a lot of good things about them and might pick one up but only if their are games to support the extra core. Seems like Intel is going to have an awesome 2006. I'm sooo glad they are moving away from the p4. Pm uses less power, makes less heat and clock for clock beat an amd 64. hope amd has something plan or intel is going to leave them next year...
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Games wont start using the dual core until mabey around late 2007 or begging 2008. Its just like the 64bit thing. 64bit came out in 2003 and we still dont need 64bit apps. hardly any thing moved to 64bit apps. So not until like another 2 years really when you start seeing more and more games coming out that will or can use the 2nd core.
One of the Quakes (the first one, I want to say) supported them. SWG supports them. The next UT probably will also. I'm sure there are still more titles that I'm not aware of. For the most part, it'll be titles and/or engines that're still relatively early in development. A few big names have probably been planning on it from the start, but I'd expect to see a trickle by the end of '05 (at least annouced games; maybe not gold titles), and the majority of CPU-intensive titles by '08. Since gamers are often found amongst the vanguard of early adopters, big-time projects often have enough support to warrant supporting the latest and greatest.
I do believe it was Quake 3. However, don't quote me on it.
DragokatzovI do believe it was Quake 3. However, don't quote me on it.
Q3 does seem the most likely candidate, but I find it odd that so many of the Q3-based games out there don't seem to have this. *shrug* It's one of them... that's all I know :)
according to the folks at 2cpu.com, it is a multithred application. http://forums.2cpu.com/showthread.php?threadid=61152
Good to know, I think ;) Thanks for clearing it up.
will single core chips be able to play multithreaded games?
C38368Good to know, I think Thanks for clearing it up.[/QUOTE]
not a problem [QUOTE=WarDog21]will single core chips be able to play multithreaded games?
I would think so. not a lot of people had a Dual Processor when Quake 3 came out... could be wrong though.