At what point will games be able to keep up with new hardware, it feels like when the gaming community takes a step foward with graphics, the cpu/gpu companies take 3 steps forward...
when the next generation of consoles come out.
these days, the gaming community is focused around building games for consoles and then porting them to pc, almost as an afterthought.
cpu/gpu companies arn't held back by the requirements of consoles, so they are free to expand their products capabilities to meet the needs of users who use commercial grade software that needs a higher performing cpu/gpu.
As for hex-core gaming, i highly doubt bf3 or crysis 2 will utilize 6 cores. at most they will utilize 4. quad-core gaming is just starting to show up (gta 4) and i believe it will be at least a couple of years before hexcore cpus go mainstream enough to warrent developers to make use of the extra power. or maybe the industry will skip by hex-core gaming on go straight to octo-core gaming...who knows?
OP wants to know when games will use more thread.my point is that if developers can code crysis quality graphics with dual core then why they will even bother making games using 8 threads.Multithreaded games are difficult code as copared to 2 or 3 threads.
I appreciate that dude, its just he said 'who needs hexcore',
I was pointing out although no use to gamers atm, they do have a valid use
What games do you expect to see in the near future with the ability to fully utilize the now popular 6 core processors?
Portal 2. Since currently L4D, L4D2 and TF2 all can utilize multiple cores pretty well and as far as I have seen it scales pretty well with even 8 or 12 threads. Of course benefit to those games isn't much since they already run great without multi core rendering.
defiantly a console disaster will make use of them.... like GTA4 a bad port game that uses a Quad....
GTA IV was made to run on 3 cores at least. And even with the power of a dual core, I doubt it would have been able to be changed.
As for the cores, if Intels Terascale project goes well they just might say screw it and throw that CPU at us. They have a 48 core in testing with Universities and they did make a 80 core.