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P4 2.0A with HT?

By ---agissi---
Jul 19, 2004
  1. Is this possible? I didnt think so:

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  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    HyperThreading was already present on the very first Northwood, it just wasn't enabled.

    It's only enabled on the P4B 3.06 & all the P4Cs & cannot be enabled on previous P4s.
     
  3. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,977   +15

    Why did they do such a thing?
     
  4. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    There's a lot of things which defy reason. If you discover the answer, you will be shot.
     
  5. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    They added HT when they did the transition from 0.18 to 0.13. Intel always adds loads of functions but doesn't enabled them out of the box.

    When there is a market that can actually use these extra features, or shall we say a market that's willing to pay more to use those features, they activate them.

    Prescott CPUs allready have the x86-64 compatible instructions. Intel is just waiting to see if the market is really moving towards x86-64 before enabling them.
     
  6. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,977   +15

    Wow... wow wow wow.. man, its like they are keeping us back :p
     
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