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Programs that actually use all 4 cores of a quad core chip... please contribute!

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Here is a short list of programs that actually use all 4 cores of a quad core chip. If you know of others, please post them to this thread, and I'll update it.

THE LIST:
Real-World Applications
3D Studio MAX using Mental Ray Renderer (>99 % of 4 cores)
Adobe Premiere Elements v3.0.2 (52-85 % of 4 cores depending on source type, filters, etc.)
AutoGK v2.40 (30-53 % of 4 cores depending on source type, filters, etc.)
Cinema 4d Rendering (>99 % of 4 cores)
Dr. DivX v2.0.0 (47-65 % of 4 cores depending on source type, filters, etc.)
DVDShrink v3.2 (~90 % of 4 cores)
Lightwave 3D (>99 % of 4 cores)
Nero Suite 7.x (>90 % of 4 cores when encoding)
Noise Ninja v2.13 (~80 % of 4 cores when doing the noise reduction on an image)
Sony Vegas 7.0e (83-100 % of 4 cores depending on source type, filters, etc.)
TMPG XPress v4.2.3.193 (65-100 % of 4 cores depending on source type, filters, etc.)
Winrar v3.70 (~85-90 % of 4 cores on benchmark; ~75% in practice)
x264 v0.55.663 (>99 % of 4 cores when doing the 2nd pass of a 2 pass encode)

Benchmark/Distributed Computing Applications
BOINC Clients (most of them) (>99 % of 4 cores)
Folding@home SMP client (>99 % of 4 cores)
Muon1 DPAD (~85 % of 4 cores)
OCCT (>99 % of 4 cores)
Prime95 v25.3 (>99 % of 4 cores)
wprime v1.50 (>99 % of 4 cores)

Games
none that I know of yet

If you'd like to contribute an application or game, please post the following:

1) Program name
2) URL to homepage of the program
3) The percentage as shown in the Windows task manager of the CPU's that are getting used @ peak or thereabouts along with a screen-shot of the task manager.

Here's an example screen-shot of my task manager during the Noise Ninja noise reduction:


Also, please limit the replies to quad chips only (yeah, I know this will limit the amount of replies, but this is after all what this thread is all about).

Thanks!

Note: I don't think this thread really belongs under the software section since it's specifically about software for quad core chips.
 
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Folding@Home's SMP Core - folding.stanford.edu - 100% on all cores if selected as such
Supreme Commander Game - www.supremecommander.com - (Don't have core info at the moment)

(Sorry don't have pics as I am at work and don't run them here)
 
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Database and Web applications
 
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i read that sumpreme commander (game) does for sound! :D
 
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programs are generally used to run software on operating systems
 

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This is taken directly from the "readme" file for Supreme Commander ...

Dual Core and Performance - Supreme Commander will utilize your dual and quad core processor natively and automatically. Running a dual or quad core processor is one of the best ways to improve performance in Supreme Commander.
 

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3d studio max using even 8 cores
 
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are you agreeing with me kreij?:confused:
 

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dude bf2 LOL
 
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FSX post SP1 :)
 

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are you agreeing with me kreij?:confused:
Yup. I mentioned in my first post (#2 in thread) that SupCom used up to 4 cores.
I was just posting some info to validate my statement as I cannot post pictures to show it.

When you have hundreds of units running around in a game the quad comes in handy ;)
 
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hehe, yeah im gonna buy a quad next time i update....i have a 3.6 single core and the processor cant handle the cpu processing of sup commander...awesome game though i must say
 

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office 2007 and supreme commander

i think photoshop does too
 
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Multiprocessor optimizations

A hundreds-strong swarm of AI entities avoid danger in a multiprocessor benchmarkAs a part of the Source engine's transition to next-generation consoles, multiprocessor optimizations have been added, resulting in faster processing on PC hardware with dual or quad core systems and the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles. [4] Gabe Newell:

“ Yes. We definitely think that content needs to move forward. For example, one of the things we're reacting to is the speed at which microprocessors are coming out. So, Intel has very aggressively moved up delivery of desktop processors with four different cores; we'll have support for that in Episode Two, and we'll definitely go back to affect, you know, Episode One or Half-Life 2 or Counter-Strike Source, so they can take advantage of that. We'll definitely try to keep the existing games - especially the multiplayer games - current as technology evolves.[8] ”

Valve has demonstrated the new multi core optimizations[9] which use a multi-threading style they dub "hybrid threading." A Source multi-threading update and benchmark are expected to be released before Half-Life 2: Episode Two, though a date for either and the content of the benchmark are currently unknown.[10]

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Source_engine#Looping_audio

Could this thread please be stickied?
 

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i think like cyberlink powerdvd and power director are multi threaded now.
 
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SIW is like everest but it will stress test all 4 cpus ~~ http://www.gtopala.com/siw-download.html ~~ just run it and on the top taskbar it has cpu and memory usage, click it and burn. Good program. ALLEN