how common are the multithreading and single threading games
which is better bec one of my choices is awesome in the single while the other is as awesome in multithreading so which should i buy to play every new game on high quality undisturbed with the processor perf
It seems games have been using multiple cores for some 5-6 years now. They all will use multiple cores these days unless the dev does think they need to put in the effoort. At least two cores, but as far as I've seen only the latest will really fully use 4 cores.
I'd recommend getting a fast quad core cpu. The i5 4690k is a beautiful CPU for gaming, not too spendy but the cores get an incredible benchmark score.
I'd stay away from 8 core CPUs and avoid 6 core CPUs, they really don't give much benefit at all. Any good quad core can handle basic multi-tasking and gaming at the same time.
Nuclear101 said:No games use more than four cores, most games use 1-2 cores. Even if you get a 6-core Core i7-4970x, it will only have slightly better frame rates than an i5-4670k. The best gaming CPU right now is the Intel Core i5-4670k, as the i7-4770k is for video/photo editing.
That is not true. Newer games in particular are starting to be more and more threaded, and I've seen them use up to 6 threads. AC Syndicate is particularly bad, as it doesn't run well on 4 core systems in some areas, and needs an i7 to run without stuttering.
Look at the 10 min mark for a good look of the difference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1d0rsT0hauo
This is just a bunch of games which show you there is a difference beyond 4 threads even if they don't need it for decent performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhaB1dqYv_I&feature=youtu.be