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Games that support multicore processors.

By wolfram
Apr 12, 2007
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  1. I just wanted to make a list of games that support multicore CPU's. Some of them need special patches and/or optimizations.

    Games that support dual-core processors:​

    Age of Empires III

    Battlefield 2*

    Battlefield 2 Special Forces

    Black & White 2

    Call of Duty 2

    City of Villains

    Crysis

    FarCry*

    F.E.A.R (shows no practical difference in performance terms)

    Half-Life 2*

    Half-Life 2: Episode 2 (dual and quad core CPU support)

    Peter Jackson’s King Kong

    Quake 4 (needs a SMP patch)

    Serious Sam 2

    S.T.A.L.K.E.R

    Supreme Commander

    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

    The Movies

    Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter

    Rainbow Six 3: Athena Sword

    Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland

    Vanguard Saga of Heroes

    World of Warcraft


    *= These games do not natively support dual core processors, but ATI cards (don't know about Nvidia ones) receive a small performance boost when playing this titles with a dual core CPU.

    Feel free to correct this list, or add new games to it.
    Regards :wave:
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  2. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,305   +265

    This is a great list - hope it continues to get updated.
  3. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Rookie Posts: 2,407   +6

    Anybody know about SimCity 4? :D

    It's about the only game I ever play, and I hardly play it. I'm just wondering how well it will do on my (soon-to-be-mine) Core 2 Duo (hopefully) laptop.
  4. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 2,605   +9

    SimCity4 doesn't support dual core CPU's.... It's a game from 2003 I think. :)
  5. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 2,605   +9

    Added the Crysis game to the list :)
  6. antonwalker

    antonwalker TS Rookie Posts: 50

    I didn't know WoW was multi-threaded???
  7. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,438

    Even though I do not like WoW I still think it's good that it can get boosted using Dual / Quad core CPUs :)
  8. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 2,605   +9

    Yes, WoW is multi-threaded. Not sure if it can use four CPU cores, but it can surely use two cores :)
  9. Myzz617

    Myzz617 TS Rookie Posts: 382

    What about Command and Conquer 3 and Company of heroes?

    Dont like WoW either...:)
  10. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    Supreme Commander.

    Quake 3 engine is somewhat multithreaded too, so most games using that engine should be as well (in theory).
  11. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 2,605   +9

    Thanks Mic, I added some new games to the list.

    Regards :wave:
     
  12. Blakhart

    Blakhart TS Rookie Posts: 510

    All UT engined games are mt far as I know. There's a list of mt games at 2cpu.com in the games section you can check out.
  13. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 2,605   +9

    Thanks for your valuable input Blakhart, I will check it out.
  14. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    How come they only use 50% or less of my dual-core CPU then?
  15. Blakhart

    Blakhart TS Rookie Posts: 510

    Open task manager and select processes/view/select columns and check the thread count box. When the game is running look at the thread count.
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