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Hacp

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How effective is hyperthreading for multi-tasking? I'm not talking about extreme multi tasking, but things like encoding songs while playing wow. How effective will it be? IE, how much of a performance boost will hyperthreading offer?
 

dhw200

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on a single application, such as a game, it will make no real difference. for multitasking, its pretty good
 

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i find it quite good, i can run aplications and play games at the same time works fine.
 

Hacp

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Do you mean that hyperthreading won't work for just general multitasking? For example, how about if i have limewire running, encoding with itunes, and also watching a dvd on wmp at the same time. Will a hyperthreaded processor be able to encode the songs significantly faster than the non hyperthreaded processor?
 

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I noticed a difference between my P4 2.6 without HT, and my 3Ghz with HT. HT seems to be very good at what it does.
 

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I would say it does a good job as well. I always have a bunch of crap running at one, including dvd decoding, never a problem.
 
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