Intel Delivers Hyper-Threading Technology

By TS | Thomas
Nov 15, 2002
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  1. San Jose, Calif., Nov. 14, 2002 - Intel Corporation today introduced its innovative Hyper-Threading (HT) Technology for the new Intel Pentium 4 processor at 3.06 GHz. HT Technology enables a new class of high-performance desktop PCs that can work quickly among several computing applications at the same time, or provide extra performance for individual software programs that are multithreaded. HT Technology can boost PC performance by up to 25 percent.
  2. running

    running Newcomer, in training Posts: 70

    According to what I've read, in most apps the hyper-threading seems more like a marketing stunt, since they're not optimized.

    Maybe programmers just need to catch on.
  3. Tweakster

    Tweakster Newcomer, in training Posts: 224

    Sounds like we been here before then. MMX SSE etc, Directx bumpmapping well it will take a year like most things do then till we see a great improvement.
  4. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    Hard OCP says that hyper threading will NOT require special software support from Apps and games... It should work out of the box.
  5. conradguerrero

    conradguerrero Newcomer, in training Posts: 357

    From:
    http://www.techtv.com/screensavers/products/story/0,24330,3407514,00.html
    by: Patrick Norton
  6. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,511   +308

    Think of Hyper-Threading pretty much like you would do with a dual setup, in terms of performance increases, that is. Sure, an optimized application will show massive performance increases, while a regular app could benefit or not from it.

    Overall it's a great addition IMO, considering that it will be a free feature in the long run when more supporting processors become available at more accesible prices.
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