just curious about gaming with dual processor motherboards

can a dual processor 771 socket motherboard support gaming and would the performance be better than the 775 single processor motherboard? Also do games like black ops 2, metro, and the rest have support multiprocessor chipsets
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  1. Yes a dual CPU motherboard can do games, however, their performance is no better than a single processor (indeed it should be worse) because most games are single threaded applications, and even the multiple threaded games are not optimized for dual processor set-ups.

    Dual processor motherboards are almost exclusively designed for servers. They are optimized for server functions (ie. answering network requests) and provide no advantage to gaming.
  2. chesteracorgi said:
    Yes a dual CPU motherboard can do games, however, their performance is no better than a single processor (indeed it should be worse) because most games are single threaded applications, and even the multiple threaded games are not optimized for dual processor set-ups.

    Dual processor motherboards are almost exclusively designed for servers. They are optimized for server functions (ie. answering network requests) and provide no advantage to gaming.


    Okay thanks for the response, so buying a Skull Trail chipset would be a waste of money also?
  3. Yes, it would be overkill. Currently the best gaming rigs are i5 3570K (with perhaps a single exception to the i7 3770K). Sandybridge e has no advantage ofer the Ivybridge polatform.
  4. chesteracorgi said:
    Yes, it would be overkill. Currently the best gaming rigs are i5 3570K (with perhaps a single exception to the i7 3770K). Sandybridge e has no advantage ofer the Ivybridge polatform.


    ok, thanks for the info.
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