Originally Posted by UberDan
I use my system for gaming and a bit of flight sim, is there any advantage what so ever to this with HT enabled? I can get a higher clock speed with HT disabled, only 200MHz or so but if HT isn't advantageous for gaming and FSX then am I better off with the extra clock speed and slightly lower temps?
At present, there really isn't a huge advantage to HT in today's games. Not to say there won't be in the future, but at present there's not any evidence that HT increases gaming performace. To back up what I've said, compare the performance of the 2600k with the 2500k. Difference? HT. The 2500k doesn't have HT and still either matches the 2600k or beats the 2600k. In the future, who knows.
Hope this helps!