TF2 Goes Multicore

March 19, 2009 by Aaron

TF2 Goes Multicore

Valve has added Multicore rendering support to Team Fortress 2 with varying degrees of success.  There is a benchmark on Steam Forums.

tf2_multicore

Added Multicore Rendering

  • This initial release is aimed at testing compatibility, so the option is OFF by default.  To turn it on, go to the Options->Video->Advanced dialog, and check the "Multicore Rendering" option

Other Changes

  • Several performance improvements to decals and client bone/flex setup
  • A variety of alt-tab and mode switch fixes
  • Improvements to the way the engine initializes surround sound, fixing some specific hardware casesFixed a crash on exit in Vista 64
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