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How Far Cry 5 Uses Multiple Cores

We are always looking for games that can truly exploit the resources offered by multi-core CPUs. According to our findings thus far, Far Cry 5 seems capable of utilizing physical and logical cores equally well. How does this affect performance?

Let's take a look at what happens when we start dialing down the number of available cores. For this experiment, we're using MSI's Radeon RX 580 Gaming X 8G and several core/thread combinations with our Ryzen 5 1600X.

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Without question, this is a unique case compared to other games we've tested. Having two physical cores is clearly insufficient for Far Cry 5. But adding two logical cores, yielding four total threads, enables a performance burst. AMD's simultaneous multi-threading technology is apparently put to good use.

Four physical cores are even better, though. And if you're using a mid-range graphics card such as AMD's Radeon RX 580, the game doesn't benefit from additional host processing resources. Eventually, the GPU does limit peak performance.


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