Released earlier today was the Quake 4 v1.2.1 point release
patch. The major feature to come down the pipeline in Quake 4 v1.2.1 is
Hyper-Threading Technology and dual-core support for the Linux binaries.
With Quake 4 now supporting Hyper-Threading and dual-core processors,
players should expect to find significant performance gains when gaming.
Two of the numbers that id Software have stated is a 25% performance
jump compared to non Intel Hyper-Threaded CPUs and dual core processors
should experience somewhere in the ballpark of a 87% performance boost.
At Phoronix, we have examined these performance situations using an
Intel Pentium D and Intel Pentium 4 HT CPUs to get a better idea as to
what can be expected from upcoming multi-threaded games..