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Firing Squad: Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 Review

Firing Squad writes: "While it has nearly been two years since the first quad-core CPU arrived from Intel, we're still in a holding pattern waiting for more apps that are truly capable of taking advantage of all four cores: we've certainly seen games with independent threads for physics, networking, AI, etc, but none of them have really made a profound case for upgrading to quad core. Quite frankly we say this because we've seen a number of games make the case for quad-core ahead of their retail release, but when push comes to shove and the game actually ships, the final result hasn't matched up to the hype.

There are some exceptions to this however. Gas Powered Games Supreme Commander is one title that does scale fairly well across four cores, although it can be difficult to benchmark the exact impact in an actual gameplay scenario. In fact, the RTS genre as a whole has been the quickest to take advantage of multithreading so far."

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