New Resident Evil 7 PC Patch Adds Support for Older CPUs
The latest patch for the PC version of Resident Evil 7 increases the number CPUs the game supports.
There's a brand new patch for the PC version of Resident Evil 7, and if you've got an unsupported CPU for the game, you might want to check it out. The patch removes the requirements for the SSSE3 SIMD instruction set, which means that a number of older CPUs will now work with the game.
It's worth noting that while the older CPU may be supported, the minimum requirements for the game have not changed. So if your CPU doesn't have the horsepower to run it, this update won't change that.
There aren't that many older CPUs that don't support SSSE3 - seriously, the Core2 Duo and Pentium Dual Core support it - but if you happen to have one, this could be a boon to you, assuming the rest of your machine is capable of supporting the game. If you don't know if you CPU supports SSSE3, you can check this list on Wikipedia.
I'm glad they already removed the SSE4.1 requirement since my Xeon (which can run the game just fine) doesn't have it, but this seems really unnecessary. I don't know which CPU without SSSE3 could possibly run this game, unless it's some kind of a server setup with dual Pentium M-based Xeons.
OK, apparently, AMDs didn't receive SSSE3 until the FX-series, so something like a Phenom II X6 1090, which could easily run the game, doesn't have it. I know jack shit about AMDs so I assumed they had the same instructions around the same time.