- Oct 14, 2003
It's from PCGamesHardware.
Yes I know, but by disabling cores, you lose the entire cores and the L2 caches associated with it. When you enable them back, the game will be able to allocate the "misc" threads to other cores and lower the load on the main core's L2 cache, thus enhancing the single thread performance. Of course the impact might be greater, as some other resources might be similarly saturated as well, hence the large 20%.That's one theory, except we're seeing a 20% increase on the exact same CPU. All architecture is the same except for cores being disabled.