Pentium 3.06GHz w/HT put to the test

By on November 14, 2002, 12:55 AM
[URL=]HardOCP[/URL] is first in the block with their Pentium 3.06GHz CPU review. Without doubt what takes this processor apart from the rest is the new Hyper-Threading technology being applied to it, now I can easily see how my new 2.53GHz P4 is getting old pretty fast.

On a related note, P4s are finally showing their great scalability, AMD will sure have no choice in the high-end other than wait for next generation CPUs early 2003.

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Arris said:
Both Toms and Anand have their articles up as well:[LIST][*][URL=
4/index.html]Tomshardware review and benchmarking of 3.06Ghz HT P4[/URL] with video of 3.06 HT out performing OC'd 3.6Ghz non-HT in multitasking in WinXP.[*][URL=
6]Anandtech's review of the 3.06Ghz HT P4[/URL][/LIST]
RustyZip said:
Just a quick question...This new Hyper-Threading technology, Will this speed all applications? Or is it like Multi-Processors where the software has to be written so it can specifically use the extra technology?I ask this because i read somewhere that this new hyper-threading makes Windows XP "see" two CPU's...
Rick said:
The article says that Hyper-Threading will NOT require special programming to be taken advantage of. So regardless of how old the application is, it will take advantage of the hyper-threading technology.. Most likely because it is handled at the hardware level than software.
StormBringer said:
According to the stuff I've read about Hyper-threading, it is treated by the system like dual CPUs(for all intensive purposes) therefore I would imagine that the only applications that would gain anything from this would be those which are already capable of taking advantage of multiple porcessors. But I hav4en't seen anything to indicate that applications which don't support it will magically be able to do so with this when they get nothing from a dual CPU system. Yes, Windows XP is supposed to see it as two CPUs and the system handles it that way.
Phantasm66 said:
I have seen a xeon based system that does this already. It has 2 processors but on POST reports 4 logical processors.Windows XP is a better choice for hyper-threading than 2000 if you have more than 1 physical processor. Its much more hyper-threading aware.
conradguerrero said:
[quote][i]Originally posted by Phantasm66 [/i][b]Windows XP is a better choice for hyper-threading than 2000 if you have more than 1 physical processor. Its much more hyper-threading aware. [/b][/quote] Also, the new intel chip requires Windows XP.:)
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