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i tried disabling ht just for the heck of it, was able to lower vcore .06v and 12C. uhmmm, i think i just gave intel $100.
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My machine is a gaming machine, but I do use FRAPS to record videos and then use Sony Vegas to compress and edit the compress the fraps files. Running at 4.9Ghz I compressed the same video with HT on and HT off. Turning HT off added a pretty significant amount of time to complete the conversion I found. From 5:15s to 7:35s. That was a 40% penalty hit by turning HT off. I know not everyone plays with threaded apps, but right now I am still happy I have HT and can turn it off when I want to.
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It does seem a bit pointless buying the i7-2600 over the i5-2500 if you're going to turn off hyper threading anyway.
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post #24 of 37
i am mostly into video encoding and i sometimes even use 2 video editing progs at once.

i experienced a difference of~30% between on and off

the ht is worth every penny,whereas the 2500k is a nice cheap upgrade for gamer kiddies coming from socket 775.

coming from x58 the non ht cpu is a downgrade.
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GPU's should bee doing the encoding. Isn't there software for that yet?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by clock12;12188254 
i am mostly into video encoding and i sometimes even use 2 video editing progs at once.

i experienced a difference of~30% between on and off

the ht is worth every penny,whereas the 2500k is a nice cheap upgrade for gamer kiddies coming from socket 775.

coming from x58 the non ht cpu is a downgrade.

Lol way to try and sound cool. Its worth it if you use it sure.

"gamer kiddies" what a tool
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post #27 of 37
A follow up to my prior comment. I do disable HT for regular daily use and gaming. I do however enable it when ripping/encoding video. It does have an impact in this scenario (which is why I bought it over the 2500k). I'd rather pay a bit more and have the option to use a feature when I need it than not having the option at all...
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post #28 of 37
Why do people keep saying that if you want HT off, just get a 2500?

Just because one choses to have HT Off now while benching and playing around, doesn't mean that they won't switch on HT later based on apps that they get or new needs.
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post #29 of 37
It's easy to remember, my 3D application renders faster with 4 cores and 8 threads. Your game runs the same on 4 cores and 4 threads as it does on 4 cores and 8 threads. Save $100, get the 2500k and play games. Here's what not to do. Don't get a 2600k, disable HT and run around the forums claiming you have a golden chip stable a 5GHz with 1.3V. Those people are embarrassing themselves.
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post #30 of 37
Do not have a 2600k, but if I didn't need HT I probably would have gone i5 route and save a good chunk of change.
Quote:
Originally Posted by kevink82;12186387 
Temp is an issue when summer hits and u r running 5Ghz on 1.5v folding away.

If you are folding with HT off you are doing it wrong. tongue.gif
A lower clock with HT on would get you more PPD also 8 threads lets you run bigadv units.
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