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CPU intensive games

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by random_matt, Jun 26, 2020.

  1. random_matt

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    What games actually push the CPU? I only play adventure/RPG games and nothing pulverizes my processor. Thought Odyssey was a little CPU intensive, nope. Is my GPU to weak? Bottleneck perhaps?
     
  2. Gray2233

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    You could try Star Citizen?
     
  3. mish

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    Planetside 2
     
  4. no idea what

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    BF V is CPU heavy. But also a crap game.
     
  5. CuriousTomCat

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    You wont find a game that hammers all 12 cores/24 threads for a good few years yet. I'm sure it will come in handy for all the productivity and streaming that you do though.
     
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  6. random_matt

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    Ok, fair enough.
     
  7. Rofflay

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    I suspect the 12 threads that are software are a hinderance rather than a plus for games. Maybe for a benchmark or video work but for games why use the extra heat and voltage for unused cores. It used to be that sometimes equal clock an i5 had a 1fps lead on a i7 with HT. Or the one where in BF3 HT held back the first six core cpu i remember that one. Someone should do a investigation the best you can do with real cores versus your best with the fake cores on.


    As games are mostly still 8 core, I dont see why the heat saving doesnt translate into higher boosts, Or an OC and thus 1-5% perf maybe more i suspect anything from 1-10%.
     
  8. Sycho

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    Dragon Age Inquisition can be quite cpu heavy.
     
  9. CAT-THE-FIFTH

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    Fallout 4 with mods,and large settlements(or in parts of the city).

    That too!!
     
  10. Skyrover

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    Wrong... beamng will saturate as many cores as you can throw at it.
     
  11. Drollic

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    You can hit 100% cpu on 4/8 i7s Division 2.
     
  12. valerislysander

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    I would hit 100% with assassins creed games on ultra 1440p with a 4c/8t 7700K...turned down to very high and would drop by 20% but really you don't want the cpu hitting 100% and you want to have some headroom.

    Most games are GPU bottlenecked anyway.

    Maybe as we hit the next gen consoles that have proper 8c zen2 cpus that games will make more use of more cores and push cpus more.
     
  13. Skyrover

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    If it's a single thread challenge you want, try arma 3
     
  14. Terminal_Boy

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    Beat me to it. You need one very fast Intel core to even hope for decent frame rates. Day SA used to be the same, but I have touched that steaming pile of dung for years.
     
  15. Grim5

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    doesn't mean the game is demanding, it's more so that 4c CPUs are outdated tech
     
  16. Grim5

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    becnhmarks show better performance with SMT enabled even up to the 16 core 3950x, at least with stock clock speeds. Only once you get up to the 24 core 3960x does the performance not make any difference. I'm not sure why this is because as you said games don't need that many cores but having SMT on still improves minimum framerates a little bit.

    I know back in the day there were a lot of games that performed worse with HT on but that's not the case anymore
     
  17. Quartz

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    Ashes of the Singularity is one usually touted. I think it uses 8 or 12 cores, but I have read that Brad Wardell, the owner of Stardock, has a version that uses 16 or 32 cores.
     
  18. McGraw

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    Outdated? Still being made so hardly outdated.
     
  19. drakulton

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    Or EagleLander3D version 2.12, still only 20fps with max settings.
     
  20. Grim5

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    Still outdated