Does multi threading an i7 help with gaming? Tags: Gaming Games Intel i7 Video Games Last response: April 17, 2010 3:37 PM in Video Games Share cythx April 17, 2010 7:28:08 AM I know some games use 3 cores, I haven't heard of any that use 4. So do any games benefit from multi threading? If some do, is it rare? I'm going to turn it off if the majority of gaming I do won't benefit from it. More about : multi threading gaming shubham1401 April 17, 2010 10:15:15 AM If gaming is the main purpose, then opt for a Phenom II or i5 750. Dedicate more money towards gfx card. cythx April 17, 2010 1:58:55 PM I already have an i7, so does it? Related resources Does multi threading an i7 help with gaming? - Forum Will multi threading an i7 help with gaming? - Forum Will hyper-threading on an i7 help the next gen games perform better? - Forum The Future of Multi-Threading in Gaming - Forum Multi-cores, multi-threading and the future of gaming - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer shubham1401 April 17, 2010 2:13:52 PM Have a look to this article. It shows performance of a i3, x3 720(tri core) and Phenom II 955 and an i7-870 for gaming. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i3-gaming,2588... This might help. BTW i7 is too powerful for gaming. It will last long for gaming purpose cythx April 17, 2010 2:25:16 PM Thanks. I've read that but it doesn't tell me if multi threading has a negative effect on gaming. shubham1401 April 17, 2010 3:37:34 PM It doesn't have a negative effect on gaming. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedDoes msi z97 gaming 5 fit intel i7 4790k? Forum SolvedNeed help partpicking. <3 ( Top FPS gaming Desktop/ video recording/Editing / Heavy Multi-tasking ) Forum SolvedMulti thread games? WTF? Forum Solvedmy gaming multi task build but still need help :) Forum SolvedMulti-threaded CPU and gaming Forum What does Hyper threading help with? Forum SolvedWhere does i7 help during editting? Forum Battlefield 3 Multi Player - i5 & 2 x 7970 CrossFire - CPU Bottleneck, Low GPU Usage on MP? Would an i7 help Much? Benchmarks? Forum I7 920 Only one thread - no hyper-threading - Please help Forum Solvedi7 4770k vcore increase does not help Forum SolvedI am building a gaming PC and I want to make videos so should I get a i7 4790k or i7 4770k plz help Forum SolvedI've heard the i5 is better for gaming, if that's true why does everyone go for i7?? I'm confused Forum Does CPU hyper-threading have any performance effect on PC games? Forum $1500 i7 Gaming + Multi-tasking, please advice! Forum Core i3 for upcoming games and multi-threaded games Forum More resources Read discussions in other Video Games categories Console Gaming PC Gaming Handheld Gaming Nintendo Playstation Servers Sims World of Warcraft Xbox 360 !