Originally Posted by otaku_ex
2600k have 8 virtual cores, but only 4 real. If you are a gamer, the 2500k is the way to go
more cores does not make games run better, higher clocks and faster memory is way better.
there was some thread where some dude compared a i7 with and without hyperthreading on, and there was ZERO appreciative difference.
though, since the 2500K is a godly overclocker, you still are right. lol
Originally Posted by TronRR
Where does the 'computing take place' since the cores don't actually exist(virtual)?
Also what is the performance compared to a physical core.I know its not equal,but what percentage?
each core basically does one thread of work, every other clock. I think ive heard you get only a little performance boost w/ HT on, it just helps a LOT when youre doing heavy processing, because it allows the cores to be much more efficient.
and the CPU does all the thinking for the HT, the computer just sees 8 threads, it doesnt care which are on which cores.Edited by Fooxz - 5/4/11 at 7:55pm