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Hyperthreading - Realistic applications?

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Hey folks!

I was just curious as to what the realistic uses of hyper threading are, as in which applications actually utilize it and how big is the gain?

I see that many people turn it off to lower their overall CPU temperatures, but others say "Why turn off something you paid for!", so I am just wondering the "real world" type of usage this technology gets..
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Video encoding, rendering, folding, and the like will benefit from HT.

In real world terms, hardly any games at the moment really benefit from more than 4 Physical cores.
    
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I run at least 3 VMs at a time on my work i7 so it def comes in handy.
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My rendering at work and home with Autodesk Inventor is way faster with Hyper threading. Through the game reviewing I just did, it shows no help really at all.

Avg FPS in handbrake went up from 250 to 300 using HT
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