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Can you please tell me if you noticed any difference first hand?
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it depends on what application. You won't see a difference gaming but you will see one when it comes to folding and other applications that can actually use the extra 4 threads.
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HT don't do much, sometimes it hurt performance. If you decided to go then it is not worth it. unless you find it for cheap.
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post #4 of 20
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ill be paying 70 dollars more over my current 2500K....and i usually dont do anything other than gaming....a friend of mine told me that he saw some boost in frame rates after upgrading to 2600K from a 2500K but he isn't exactly any expert so i wanted an opinion of other people on here who have actually made that upgrade as well.
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lol no, you won't see a difference in games. He just wants to think there's a difference. Somewhere in the synthetic benchmarks maybe, but if you sat down and used two identical systems one with a 2500k and one with a 2600k and gamed you really wouldn't be able to tell which was which.
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Originally Posted by VW_TDI_02 View Post
it depends on what application. You won't see a difference gaming but you will see one when it comes to folding and other applications that can actually use the extra 4 threads.
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Originally Posted by HeadlessKnight View Post
HT don't do much, sometimes it hurt performance. If you decided to go then it is not worth it. unless you find it for cheap.
HT makes a HUGE difference in games that require a lot of CPU power.
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post #7 of 20
For non HT applications you shouldnt be seeing any performance gains at all.. The i7 is a waste unless youre folding or running heavy apps that support HTing.
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But isn't it true that newer games are becoming more and more threaded??
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But isn't it true that newer games are becoming more and more threaded??
More and more threaded as in making the leap from 1-2 threads to 4...
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More and more threaded as in making the leap from 1-2 threads to 4...
I asked long ago if I should turn off HT on my 2600k. And if I did would temps be better? Would my OC be more stable/reliable? Answer was Yes, but then somebody else pointed out that games are starting to become CPU intensive, like Left 4 Dead 2, Crysis 2 with DX11, Alien VS Predator. Basically most of the DX11 games are starting to take advantage of the extra cores/threads technology. Turning off HT is not a benefit, especially if the feature is offered to you. Take advantage of it. I was only going to save myself 4C in temp
    
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