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 What does Hyper threading help with? - Forum A glimpse at the difficulties of multi threading - Forum Does Hyper Threading really make a difference? - 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: ForumMulti -cores, multi-threading and the future of gaming ForumDoes Hyper- Threading make a difference? ForumMulti -threaded CPU and gaming ForumNon gamer but multi-threading desired ForumMulti threading ? ForumIs there a way to force hyper threading ? ForumI7 and multi card setup a myth? ForumForce Multi-Threading ForumQuestion About Hyper- Threading ForumHyperthreading, does it help gaming now? ForumCore i5-750 vs. Core i7-860 -- It's About Hyper- Threading ForumPS3, and Wii adding to wired network. ForumDoes Doom 3 work on Windows 7? ForumBest Temporary/Backup Gaming Headset ForumConnect ps3 and pc monitor with sound More resources Read discussions in other Video Games categories Console Gaming PC Gaming Handheld Gaming Nintendo Playstation Servers Sims World of Warcraft Xbox 360 !