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Games just aren't optimized for it; they might be in a future without console ports.

AKA never

If you really, really want to be prepared for the multi-threaded future, buy an i7 3930k. Hyper-threading provides marginal benefits if any in 4+thread applications. 2 extra cores are a different story.

Otherwise hyperthreading is useless for gaming. You're better of saving the money on anything else... literally, anything else. A bigger video card, a better heatsink, more RAM, a better mobo, a better screen, an SSD, or your next CPU upgrade would benefit you more.

EDIT: Forgot the i3s had hyper-threading.

Well I know one thing, HT never helped my Pentium IV.
Edited by brucethemoose - 2/1/12 at 3:47pm
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If you have a dual core like me, it does improve performance, and a decent amount. If it is a quad, your money would most likely be better spent on a nicer GPU compared to getting HT.
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HT will cause a noticeably amount of heat increasing ~5 - 10 C
As from what I read a while back.
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HT will cause a noticeably amount of heat increasing ~5 - 10 C
As from what I read a while back.

This is true. Setting HT to off will let you overclock higher because your temps drop 10C. for me i get 4.0 HT on 4.2 without HT

But it really depends on what you do with your pc. If you do video editing or produce music ht will benefit you. other wise turn it off cause most games don't utilize all 8 cores.
    
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