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I read a lot that most games don't benefit from HT. Well, I had a Core i5 650 which is a dual core with HT. In GTA 4 my frame rate was 20 frames higher than when I had HT off. In Metro 2033, the game was at a constant 30 fps (maxed out) than the high teens early 20s frames I got with HT off. Now I have an i7 860, and I don't know if I should keep HT off or on.

So I'd like to know from you guys, do you keep HT on or off?
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Mine is on. I see no point in turning it off. I got a whopping 100mhz higher clock with it off.
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I think I might keep mine on as well and see what happens =)
Edited by brootalperry - 10/29/12 at 8:23pm
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I do not understand why people would purchase a processor with hyperthreading, and then run it with it off? In my opinion, if you are going to turn it off, you should have just bought a processor without it and save some $. So yes, I run hyperthreading on, and I believe it will be beneficial the more games come out that support multithreading.
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having HT could sometimes depending on games have a negative impact on performance than a positive impact, i see no problem buying a proccessor with HT and disabling it for gaming. i would disable HT for games but have HT on for Rendering or whatever else that'll make full use of the extra threads.
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i always have it on
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I leave it on in games since I haven't noticed a difference either way.
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Originally Posted by JunkoXan View Post

having HT could sometimes depending on games have a negative impact on performance than a positive impact, i see no problem buying a proccessor with HT and disabling it for gaming. i would disable HT for games but have HT on for Rendering or whatever else that'll make full use of the extra threads.

Though I may have agreed with you years ago, can you think o any game now where this is true? I feel the days of hyper threading being a hindrance, or at least a noticeable one are in the past.
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I keep it on.

While some of the games I play don't FULLY take advantage of all 8 cores/threads, it's not like my game is the ONLY thing running. I have an OS that uses multiple threads, I usually have either Ventrilo or RaidCall to chat with my friends, and often have one or more browser windows open looking at cheat sites for various information.
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Never turn it off.
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