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Impressed with the number of threads that Diablo 3 uses. Looks like it might even benefit from multiple processor setups with ~30 threads! Not that I can afford a 2 x Ivy Bridge workstation. Has anyone tried 8 core or more with Diablo 3?
I was on my Mac laptop goofing off at work on a Saturday.
Yeah, but that does not necessarily translate into efficient, multiple cores in use. Programs that barely make use of multiple cores can still create a lot of processes.
You can see that number of cores don't make all that much of a difference for Diablo 3 performance (at least for Intel processors).
Just did a test...D3 is really only using *1* of my cores to any great extent (around 60% usage). Getting a couple of small (20% or less) spikes here and there for an instant on one other core. So...I've pretty much got 6 unused. FX-8150.
That said, I can still max out the game with no issues. If I get un-lazy, I'll test out an area with a lot of physics and see what it does.
I dont think the tristram runs that Tom's Hardware did were a goood indicator of performance. Anywhere in Act IV or III would be more indicative. In fact they didnt really see much of a difference relative to processor speed. I wish they would have used a multi-gpu benchmark, because it looks like their test is GPU limited.
Edited by Landocal#1214 on 6/10/2012 10:36 AM PDT
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