A new report covering dual-core woes with Far Cry 4 paints a "bleak future" for budget gamers.
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For a while now the dual-core Pentium processors have been a great option for budget gaming, with the Pentium G3220 and newer G3258 Anniversary Edition taking center stage in a number of budget gaming builds. Today, we may be nearing the end of the road for dual-core CPUs entirely as a couple of high-profile games now require a quad-core CPU.
Is the anniversary really…over?
Far Cry 4 won't even open with a dual-core CPU installed, and while the game will load when using dual-core CPU's with hyper-threading enabled (for 4 total "cores") the performance isn't very good. PC World's article points to users "reporting that Far Cry 4 flat-out refuses to work with 'straight' dual-core PCs – chips that don’t use hyperthreading to 'fake' having additional cores." The article references a "black-screen 'failure to launch' bug" being reported by users with these dual-core chips.
This should come as good news for AMD, who has embraced quad-core designs throughout their lineup, including very affordable offerings in the budget space.
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AMD offers very good gaming performance with a part like the Athlon X4 760K, which matched the Pentium G3220 in our budget gaming shootout and was neck and neck with the Pentium in our $550 1080p gaming PC article back in April. And the Athlon 760K is now selling for just under $77, close to the current best-selling $70 Pentium.
Ubisoft has made no secret of their new game's hefty system requirements, with an Intel Core i5-750 or AMD Phenom II X4 955 listed as the minimum CPUs supported. Another high-profile new release, Dragon Age: Inquisition, also requires a quad core CPU and cannot be played on dual-core machines.
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Looks like the budget gaming landscape is changing. AMD’s position looks very good unless Intel chooses to challenge the under $80 price segment with some true quad-core parts (and their current 4-core CPUs start at more than twice that amount).
Can’t really be surprised to
Can’t really be surprised to see this from shit console ports. The new COD would not start with a dual-core CPU, which required a community made workaround to get it going. What do ya know, the game ran absolutely fine on low settings. It’s just lazy developers being lazy shithead developers.
I’m tired of these doom and
I’m tired of these doom and gloom stories about the “death of the budget gamer”. Screw you!
Far Cry 4 will prove that people will just not buy their game if it won’t work on their system. Don’t support this crap.
How about this Ubisoft? Release a product that’s fit to play on the first day and then you can tell all these web sites to write carbon copy stories about the death of budget gaming. I’ve seen so many of the EXACT same story with the EXACT same headline.
YOU don’t get to tell people when budget gaming is over. It will go on, despite companies like Ubisoft giving us the middle finger.
Far from “death”, these two
Far from “death”, these two games just illustrate that existing quad-core AMD parts are a great way to go for a budget gaming build right now. And that Intel might want to introduce a quad-core part pretty soon for less than $169. Budget gaming is indeed bigger than a couple of titles, but if I was buying from scratch today I’d want to build around four cores.
here you go proof that the
here you go proof that the limit is artificial just like it was in the new cod http://youtu.be/iAzBJnkqZDw
interesting , there is
interesting , there is scaling but i never thought there would be a refusal to open, take premier, scales to greater cores much better than games do- yet it will still work with a dual core.
“Point is, with a dll inject,
“Point is, with a dll inject, it RUNS on DUAL CORES too, so Ubisoft can go right up it’s own arse. Specs are G3258 @4.2GHz, 4GB DDR3 RAM, PowerColor R7 260X 1GB DDR5 OC 1165 Core/1600 Memory.”
Download this: https://www.dropbox.com/s/12ejpau7uqjavn3/Far%20Cry%204%20Dual%20Core%20Fix-arct.7z?dl=0
1. extract it to Far cry 4Bin
2. run Exstreme Injector v3.exe
3. wait a few moments so the Injector program opens(dont push any buttons in the program)
4. run Far Cry 4
5. run inject every time before launching the game
black screen error? 100% fix
black screen error? 100% fix working
can you tell me I
can you tell me I want to buy an amd fx 9590 I have the fx 8350 but I have noticed on ebuyer and other site there seems to be an 8mb version and a 16 mb version is this correct or has someone at amazon and ebuyer made a mistake and which is better the cpu will be going on an asus crossfire board formula v any help would be great is there two version of the AMD FX9590
So this is actually a make
So this is actually a make AMD look good article LOL
Intel still performs better and uses less power.
Laugh, so much for games
Laugh, so much for games still not being multithreaded….
ihave nvidia graphic card 820
ihave nvidia graphic card 820 and also its driver but the game haven”t start say that window is checking for problem
are there any far cry 4 re
are there any far cry 4 re packs that supports i3 with out graphic cards
i have i3 with 8gb ram
intel graphics 3000
You dont need any other
You dont need any other version you can install far cry 4.it will run lag free if you do its graphic level at low and reduce its resolution little bit.
i’ve fixed all but the game
i’ve fixed all but the game crashes before it starts because i have i3 processor i wanna buy new one which would be the best amd or i5
I am running far cry 4 and
I am running far cry 4 and watch dogs on my pentium 3220 with gpu – amd randeon hd5840 1gb vram (overclocked).even i am required to reduce its graphics to medium it does’nt reduces the fun.both of them runs very clear.
I thing that pentium dual core processors can still be used but with powerfull graphic cards.
sorry i have a question:
sorry i have a question:
my cpu is core i7 does it support the far cry 4???