Posted 28 June 2010 - 10:37 PM
Depends. Newer games, like Mass Effect 2, Crysis, and Fallout 3 can use two or four cores depending on the game engine. Older games, like The Sims 2 cannot use mulicore and are limited by the clock speed of a single core. Most newish games can use quad cores, if the development team took time to program this in, slightly older games will certainly use dual cores. By the word "use" I refer to not just supporting CPU's with varying core amounts, but being coded to utilize the additional cores. Searching the net for quad core optimized games yields varying lists, if you want to find out if a specific game is designed for quads, you should search for it.