It's definitely good to see more efficient resource usage on games. Additional cpu power is always good thing, although it's not easy thing to split monolithic design on separate threads.
Originally posted by: Unknown so the new games will even be able to take advantage of the 80 cored CPU that intel plans for... cant w8 to see how that fares!
I do really hope that would be possible, but unfortunately it really isn't. I can't really see any game to use more than 4 threads, ever. Splitting program to separate interactive threads is very hard and not everything can be split to threads. Game/graphics/physics/ai are really only possibilities for threads I can see. of course you could split every npc's ai on it's own thread but that would be impossible to control when every ai thread has to be aware of every other ai thread for interactivity.
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