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Dual Core patch for GRAW?


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I did a search on the boards here and couldn't find much on this topic.

Not to start another Single Core vs. Dual Core argument, I've noticed that many of the latest game developers are issuing dual core patches (COD2, Quake 4).

These guys say that GRAW will have dual core support (I'm not sure if this is really accurate as the game needs to run on single core systems from the get go). Don't know if it's in the form of a patch that's being worked on???


This website states that dual core patches are responsible for an X2 4800+ having a 40% increase in performance over an FX-57.http://hardware.gotfrag.com/portal/story/30779/

Bottom line, does anyone know what is involved in these dual core patches for single core-developed games? And the bigger question, if this truly would increase performance, is this in UBI/GRIN's radar?

Reason I ask is that GrayHaired linked to this interesting article from Xbitlabs showing an Opteron 165 getting to FX-60 performance with some overclocking.http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/displ...eron-165_9.html

This is very tasty to me as I want to build a good PC for gaming. I had previously thought that single core was the way to go...but if patches are being developed and used for dual core uses...Oh, the sweet performance goodness!!!

If this has already been covered, Pls let me know and I'll retreat into my cave of shame...


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Its been Covered a bit but not drastically.

This article gives a bit more on the subject.


The patches to enable 64-bit Far Cry are available today at http://www.amd.com/farcry. Current owners of the 32-bit version of Far Cry and Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition can download the patches and begin playing 64-bit Far Cry immediately. For more information about how AMD64 technology takes the 64-bit version of Far Cry to a whole new level, visit http://www.amd.com/farcry.

This from Extreme gamer:

Llist of some of the games that take advantage of multiple cores:

Call of Duty 2, City of Villains, F.E.A.R., World of Warcraft, Age of Empires III, Black & White 2, Peter Jackson’s King Kong, The Movies, Battlefield 2, Battlefield 2: Special Forces, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced, Warfighter, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six 3, Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland, Starwars Galaxies.

Though I believe every game benefits from multiple cores, there's more going on than just the game.

As far as a gaming rig goes I wouldnt put together a single core rig these days, most Dual core out perform them in most circumstances.

GRAW and 64 bit is it or isnt it, or could it be.

On the next Q and A we can make a direct question.

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