Originally Posted by mattman5000
Aren't PS4 and XB One games programed with with 6 cores in mind? Shouldn't that that translate over to the PC as well? This will be the first "next-gen" only game I buy, so I interested in performance difference between 6 and 4 cores (but I am guessing there wont be much of a difference).
It depends on how the PC port was handled. And if it was taking full advantage of the console's CPU in the first place.
So far, a few games have scaled well with 6 cores. Others haven't.
Originally Posted by Prophet Steve
I am assuming that four cores already would be able to max out the game and that people are being limited by their GPUs. It is possible that six cores would give better performance, but since resolution/aa/effects don't have an effect on your CPU you can't do much with the extra performance.
Not a safe assumption that people are all going to be GPU-limited. That would also depend on what sort of settings they've got chosen.
Its entirely possible(theoretically) that somebody running 40fps average with a 4 core could gain 5-10fps with a 6 core CPU and then spend that extra performance on more GPU intensive settings and get back to the performance they were at before.
It just depends. I wouldn't rule out the game being very CPU heavy, though.