Originally Posted by Wildside
well only in Crysis and Crysis Warhead i get 10 fps lower performance is all. Probably because the game is optimized for dual-cores and not quad-cores.
That really doesnt seem right. From memory the Phenom IIs held up pretty well in crysis. And it also says in that article "Sandia simulations have shown that moving from dual core to four core processors offers a significant increase in performance. However, the team has found that moving from four cores to eight cores offers an insignificant performance gain."
So it shouldnt be a problem going from 2-4 cores. I would look into it more mate, something might be up with your PC, or maybe its the way you used to have crysis configured....? I dont know, doesnt sound right.
This might be why intel is only releasing 6core i7s. Maybe there is a bit of work to be done to make 8-12 cores with increased performance.