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 SolvedMulti thread games? WTF? Forum Solvedmy gaming multi task build but still need help :) Forum SolvedWhere does i7 help during editting? Forum SolvedMulti-threaded CPU and gaming Forum Battlefield 3 Multi Player - i5 & 2 x 7970 CrossFire - CPU Bottleneck, Low GPU Usage on MP? Would an i7 help Much? Benchmarks? Forum What does Hyper threading help with? Forum Solvedi7 4770k vcore increase does not help Forum Need help partpicking. <3 ( Top FPS gaming Desktop/ video recording/Editing / Heavy Multi-tasking ) Forum I7 920 Only one thread - no hyper-threading - Please 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 SolvedDoes cooling pan helps my gaming experience? Forum Solved[Build Help] how does this build look for a lan/higher end gaming? Forum SolvedDoes a gaming mouse help? Forum SolvedCore i5 or i7 for gaming/editing PC HELP! Forum Does CPU hyper-threading have any performance effect on PC 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 !