It appears that 2017 may be the first time in a number of years that PC games require more of your processor.
This is seems to be the case, according to a number of benchmarks posted on Anandtech measuring how CPU performance affects newer titles, including Battlefield 1 and Watchdogs 2.
In these games, even two Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080’s running in SLI cannot compensate for older processor hardware.
This isn’t all too surprising, as CPU performance has been in a rut for a while now with many gamers still able to play modern games using the first and second generations of Intel’s i3 and i5 processors.
It’s not all bad news though – while it will mean an extra cost the next time you upgrade, it could also finally translate to a bigger jump in performance.