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this is something i have been trying to find out for a couple days now but i havent been able to find diagrams and whatnot, or really any meaningful write ups on it.
i want to know what the difference is between say, a 2500k core and a 2600k core, structurally.
there has to be some definitive difference of course due to hyperthreading, but what is it exactly?
i am not talking about the way the processor feeds instructions to the core, i understand that....i am strictly talking physical dimensions and layouts of a single regular core VS one intended to be used with hyperthreading.

so, outside of the way instructions are handled in the processor, what is different physically?
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I cant find any diagram atm, but I remembered hearing that it is just a tiny space on the chip that makes the chip go hyperthread.

I'm not sure how Intel does it, but if it was me then I'll make the i5 and i7 structurely same, then laser cut that tiny part of the chip and market it as a i5. Same goes to the i3 and pentium.
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I cant find any diagram atm, but I remembered hearing that it is just a tiny space on the chip that makes the chip go hyperthread.

I'm not sure how Intel does it, but if it was me then I'll make the i5 and i7 structurely same, then laser cut that tiny part of the chip and market it as a i5. Same goes to the i3 and pentium.

ok, that makes more sense than what i have heard that the cores are "fatter." haha.
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There's very little physical difference between a chip with HT and one without.
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There's very little physical difference between a chip with HT and one without.

ok man, sweet, thats exactly what i was looking for and kinda what i understood up to this point, but i wanted to see it.
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