It is now common knowledge that dual processor sockets that have been integrated into motherboards have been developed. However, these dual CPU motherboards are not as popular as other widely used consumer products. And if you are a gamer, you will be interested in knowing what benefits motherboards can provide for gaming. The motherboard is one of the most important components of the PC or computer. The motherboard is in charge of communication between different components of the machine. The motherboard is a printed circuit board.
If your PC comes with a dual processor motherboard, it will enable you as a gamer to be able to utilize two processors at the same time. But what effects do the two processors have on the gaming properties of the PC that you cannot get from using one processor?
To begin with, two processors are able to provide you with more number of cores and this will, in turn, result in improvement in dual operation and total computing ability. The use of dual socket motherboards also enables a gamer to have improved PCIe with better memory bandwidth. Most of these motherboards often come with extra PCIe with additional RAM slots that enable gamers to have a greater number of extension cards that can be installed. This will lead to an increase in the capacity of the RAM of the PC to about 256 GB.
A lot of people in the gaming world have been engaged in a debate as to whether the gamers need dual processor motherboards for gaming and if it was necessary. This debate is considered to be one of the most popular debates in the gaming world. Well, the short version of the answer that question is “No”.
It is now common knowledge that, in present times, the maximum number of cores required for having the most enjoyable gaming experience is four cores. However, this number will likely change in the future. But there many more advantages of having a dual CPU motherboard in your PC.
Role Of A Processor In Gaming
Generally, if you are a gamer or you are planning to be a gamer, you need to know that the processor has a lot of benefits and functions. One of the primary functions of the CPU in the PC is directing the operations of the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit). However, when it comes to the issue of Graphics, the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is responsible for most of the operations.
Apart from the Graphics aspect, the CPU (Central Processing Unit) is in charge of controlling every process that is happening inside the game such as actions, enemy AI (Artificial Intelligence) and reaction occurring in the gaming universe, loading and reading data from the SSD or HDD and so on. And although these processes might seem too much, the modern dual-core processors are capable of doing all of these with almost zero effort.
So in essence, the main issue that you should be concerned about when choosing a processor for your PC is if it is capable of bottlenecking the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) or not. A word that is simply used to refer to a reduction in performance as a result of a large computing power margin between various parts of the PC is “Bottlenecking”. So, to explain further, a portion of your GPU’s (Graphics Processing Unit) will remain unused and inactive as a result of the fact that the processor is unable to keep up.
It is important to remember that even the strongest Intel Core i7 might only be capable of bottlenecking four GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards in SLI slightly, but if your budget can be extended to include four GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards, you might not find it hard to also include a larger motherboard and an additional processor.
The Importance Of Ram In Gaming
One of the most common questions often discussed in the gaming world is the quantity of RAM is required for efficient gaming and how important is RAM to gaming. Whenever you want to open a game, you will see a processing display on the screen, this shows that your CPU is assessing game data from the SSD or HDD and sending them to the RAM to be processed. This enables it to be able to get the required data immediately as a result of how fast the RAM is able to read and this is often compared to that of HDD and SSD. To explain further, recent versions of the HDD are capable of attaining a speed of about 100 MB per second and most modern SSD are currently able to attain a speed of about 500 MB per second. However, a recent version of the DDR4 RAM module should be capable of attaining a speed of 25 GB per second at 3200 GHz for data transfer.
So this implies that most recent versions of games (that is properly optimized games) should be able to operate properly on a RAM of about 8 GB. So, 256 GB RAM capacity and the eight RAM slots that often comes with a dual CPU motherboard is not really necessary.
Graphics card and a lot of expansion cards such as internal modems, sound cards, and adapters are often used in PCIe slots. Just like we have explained before, the current Intel Core i7 processor will only be slightly able to bottleneck four GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards, but a regular dual socket motherboard like an E-ATX or ATX processor motherboard should be capable of providing sufficient slots and bandwidth that can be used for bottlenecking the GPUs. However, this feature is mainly needed by servers which often require the ability to process vast quantities of data.
So, in conclusion, there are currently no games that are developed to use two processors at the same time. This implies mainly that the dual CPU motherboards are not developed for gaming and they are not necessary for gaming as well. This is because; you will only be able to use one of the two processors in the dual socket motherboard when you are playing a game with the PC, while the other processor will remain unused and inactive. Designed mainly for servers, the dual processor motherboards can be used to operate difficult and power consuming operations, and workstations with higher quality and better design that require a computing ability to engage in dual operations at the same time that can be experienced when using two processors.