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yeah but i shouldn't see 70-99% gpu usage at heaven 2.5 benchmark at all, it should stay at high 90's.
How do you know? Is your score comparable to other systems with 560Ti SLI? Because of the way GPU architecture works it is possible to not have a full load on the card and it is still performing the best it ever will in the given situation.
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post #13 of 31
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i have it off because it lower my temps by 10 degrees.
Thats true but whats the point of getting a i7 then if not for the HT, might as well gotten a i5.
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Why have an i7 if you have HT off, might as well have an i5.
Perhaps he got the i7 BEFORE the i5 came out?



Maybe?

EDIT Nvm.. it's an 860. Foot, meet mouth.
 
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This is one of those things where they make you,
"OH MY GOD! Why are things like these being asked? it's like saying, peanut butter is smoother than butter!"

naw I'm joking.
i7s to my history of knowledge, will never bottleneck, come and prove me wrong and I'll go on and cry about it
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post #16 of 31
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Why have an i7 if you have HT off, might as well have an i5.
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Thats true but whats the point of getting a i7 then if not for the HT, might as well gotten a i5.
To have the option to use it if needed ?

So he can disable it while gaming to lower temps, enable it while encoding, you see ?

Or, HT off during summer to avoid high temps.

Point being, it's a nice option to have. It's not useless because you don't use it all the time.
Edited by Xenthos - 5/23/11 at 10:59pm
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yeah i get more fps when i have HT off most of my games run smoother, and i could archieve 4.2Ghz with Ht off with my i7. but with HT on forget it that cpu gets Hottttttt even with the Thermalright Silver Arrow.
Edited by AWESOME_3_SOME - 5/23/11 at 11:05pm
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post #18 of 31
It's been mentioned already...

HT is USELESS for gaming....
HT might reduce Overclocking ceiling (might not be relevant to all)
Reducing temperatures is a good cause...

I just checked HEAVEN benchmark with rig in sig...
both my cards are running at 95% usage in HEAVEN benchmark...
Edited by delavan - 5/24/11 at 3:36am
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It's been mentioned already...

HT is USELESS for gaming....

Reducing temperatures is a good cause...

I just checked HEAVEN benchmark with rig in sig...
both my cards are running at 95% usage in HEAVEN benchmark...
agreed. the option exists for highly multithreaded applications, but if you want to reduce temperatures, turn it off. especially while gaming... I still haven't seena game that really uses 4 threads, let alone 8 threads.
    
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post #20 of 31
For gamers, HT off is fine. Lower temps, higher overclock, allowing faster game performance.

aside from that, HT has been shown to negatively impact FPS in games, so turning it off can only benefit.
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