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Okay, I didn't find the original article I remember reading, but here are a few that touch on dual-core hyperthreading:

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/01/03/intel_westmere_32nm_clarkdale_core_i5661_review/6
http://www.anandtech.com/show/2901/12
http://alienbabeltech.com/main/?p=27571&page=7

Hyperthreading, essentially, allows a CPU core to process two threads simultaneously. Now normally this would mean a 0% performance increase, but if the two threads share resources or require identical computations, the core can get more work done. This isn't a magical process though; the game has to be specifically coded to take advantage of Hyperthreading (which is rare).

The verdict is, four physical cores will always beat a dual-core with Hyperthreading. Always. It takes some major overclocking for a dual-core to even come close to a quad-core without Hyperthreading. However, if you're building a budget gaming PC, the money saved by choosing a dual-core can be invested in a better GPU. Unless you are going CFX or SLI, or have a high-end card (GTX 680, HD 7970), a modern dual-core WON'T bottleneck your games.

Keep in mind that over 50% of gaming PCs today have dual-core CPUs. You can rest assured that any game you buy will be well optimized for two cores.
 
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Seriously, THANK YOU so much for the several hours your no doubt spent to compile the results and write this article!!

I literally signed up on OC just to say that, though I was long overdue for that anyway. tongue.gif

Cheers! thumb.gif
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MrLinky can u please guide me about HT in case of sleeping dogs game, @rig : i got 3rd gen i5-3210m processor, AMD Radeon HD 7670m 1gb, Win 7 home premium 64 bit, 4 GB RAM 1600 Mhz. I hope this info will be sufficient for telling that HT on will be helpfull or off.
Thanks
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MrLinky can u please guide me about HT in case of sleeping dogs game, @rig : i got 3rd gen i5-3210m processor, AMD Radeon HD 7670m 1gb, Win 7 home premium 64 bit, 4 GB RAM 1600 Mhz. I hope this info will be sufficient for telling that HT on will be helpfull or off.
Thanks

I would just leave it on.
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