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Intel Hyper Threading?? what is it?

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does intel hyper threading make cpu faster? what does it do in gaming and all other things in btw?
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It makes one CPU look like two, able to accept two strings of instructions.
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It attempts to better utilize the CPU pipeline.

It really benefits in very parallel workloads. It helps things like video-editing, parallel calculations..... up to 40%!

Very few games benefit from it.... maybe a few RTS that were well-implemented.

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It makes one CPU look like two, able to accept two strings of instructions.
You mean "process two threads of instructions".
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Same idea.
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