Originally Posted by BladeWarrior
hey everyone, i just wanted to know what is the difference between the AMD processors an the intel processors, the only i know that makes these two processors different is the hyper thread that intel has and the hyper trnsport which are almost the same but the dual cores on intel don't have hyper threads and the AMD dual cores do why is that?
Hyperthread is when one core acts as two virtual cores, so it can compute two threads at once, however each thread only gets half of the processing power.
Hypertransport is not the same. I don't really know how to explain hyper-transport well, basically its the speed at which things communicate with the memory controller within the amd chips, I guess, its an upgraded front side bus more or less.
Dual / Quad cores don't need hyperthreading since they already have multiple cores to compute multiple threads at a time, the majority of programs still aren't multi-threaded for quad cores anyways, so hyperthreading would be a complete waste.