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whats all the hype about hyperthread technology??

Postby tyronemoss on Thu Nov 28, 2002 12:16 am

well.? is 3ghz w/o ht technology really that much of a differnce than with hyper thread??.... what is hyper thread technology really supposed to do?
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Postby cfitz on Thu Nov 28, 2002 1:23 am

Hyperthreading allows the CPU to execute multiple threads of code simultaneously. Thus, the CPU can do two things at once. In very rough terms, it is like adding another CPU to your system without actually plugging in another chip - sort of a poor man's multiprocessor system. Intel claims speed increases of up to 25-30%. Note, however, that this increase in speed only applies when you are running multiple applications at once or are running applications that have been designed to take advantage of hyperthreading.

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Postby tyronemoss on Thu Nov 28, 2002 1:44 am

wow.. lol. i guess that is pretty fast do to the fact my procesor is only 1 ghz and my memory is 128mb
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Postby Inertia on Thu Nov 28, 2002 2:35 am

Hyperthreading differs from dual processors in that the same processor substructure can't be used for different applications as with dual CPU's.

However, it can use separate substructures such as the floating point unit and the integer unit simultaneously with separate applications.
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Postby tyronemoss on Thu Nov 28, 2002 2:41 am

wow.. to many big words
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Postby sonyman on Thu Nov 28, 2002 3:39 am

Only Windows 2000 and Windows XP are able to take advantage of Hyperthreading technology. The motherboard must also support it. Al Pentium 4s have the capability to Hyperthread, its just that the only chip that uses the technology is the latest 3.06GHz Pentium 4.

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Postby tyronemoss on Thu Nov 28, 2002 3:50 am

do you know when the next proccesser will be out? (ex. 3.2GHz 3.33GHZ)
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Postby cdrfreak2003 on Thu Nov 28, 2002 4:40 am

are there any rumors about the intel penyium 5?
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Postby sonyman on Thu Nov 28, 2002 3:58 pm

The Pentium 5 won't be out until 2005. Its code name is Nehalem. It will be on a .09 manufacturing process.

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Postby tyronemoss on Thu Nov 28, 2002 4:01 pm

dang there just getting smaller and more powerfull.. but 2005 is when the ps3 comes out i don't feel like waiting another 2 and a half years for something that special
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Postby lightningbaron on Sun Dec 08, 2002 12:18 am

Below are two articles from Tom's Hardware Guide:

Single CPU in Dual Operation: P4 3.06 GHz with Hyper-Threading Technology
http://www17.tomshardware.com/cpu/02q4/ ... index.html

Intel's Pentium Performance Hangs on a Hyper-Thread
http://www17.tomshardware.com/cpu/20021202/index.html
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Postby hoxlund on Thu Dec 12, 2002 9:56 pm

it basically handles 2 threads at once, all current processors, besides the xeon pentium, are only single threaded handling processers
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Postby Kennyshin on Fri Dec 13, 2002 9:41 am

hoxlund wrote:it basically handles 2 threads at once, all current processors, besides the xeon pentium, are only single threaded handling processers


Among the server-oriented processors available for under $300, Xeon P4 are the only ones capable of processing multiple threads at once. Among the desktop processors, Prescotts and Northwoods are the first. Some of the newer generations of Northwood Pentium 4 processors will also have Hyper-Threading technology enabled according to the latest roadmaps. And SMT is not Intel's monopoly.
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