If Devil's Canyon does require 9 series boards, it's probably due to some minor change in power delivery guidelines (which 9 series boards will all support), and not the chipset itself.
Originally Posted by Wirerat
The hyperthreaded virual core function with 50% of the resources of a whole core so its less powerful per core using ht.
This is flatly incorrect.
Hyperthreading doesn't deprive another thread of any resources unless tasks are scheduled to both logical processors on the same core, and in a well configured system this normally does not happen unless all physical cores are already utilized. When threads are scheduled to the same core, performance of each thread is typically greater than 50% of what they would see if run separately, with only rare exceptions.
Hyperthreading exists to extract more performance and efficiency from an execution pipeline, something it is usually quite good at, and something that almost never negatively impacts lightly threaded performance.
Originally Posted by fateswarm
Yeah it's faster, so what it's hotter.
Yep. The more work done, the more current used.
Hyperthreading is actually very power efficient in most cases. When not utilized it does nothing to performance or power consumption, when effectively utilized, it increases performance proportionally more than it increases power consumption.
Originally Posted by Slomo4shO
Not sure where I implied that each north bridge release had a unique socket...
A bit of a nitpick, but a PCH isn't a northbridge. Indeed a northbridge hasn't been a part of Intel chipsets since LGA-775.