Intel Delivers Hyper-Threading Technology

By Thomas McGuire on November 15, 2002, 3:50 PM
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.




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running said:
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.
Tweakster said:
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.
Rick said:
Hard OCP says that hyper threading will NOT require special software support from Apps and games... It should work out of the box.
conradguerrero said:
[quote]Here's what Hyper-Threading (HT) Technology requires: A 3.06-GHz P4 or faster.An Intel chipset that supports HT technology.System BIOS support for HT.An operating system that's optimized for HT. The OS options given are [COLOR=red]Windows XP Home and Professional[/COLOR]. Apparently multiprocessor support (Windows NT, Linux, and so on) is not enough. Intel suggests that some Linux distros may support HT, but it doesn't offer a list.Since the 3.06-GHz P4 consumes a whopping [COLOR=orangered]81.8 watts[/COLOR] of power, you'll have to make sure you've got a serious power supply.[/quote] From:[URL]http://www.techtv.com/screensavers/products/story/
,24330,3407514,00.html[/URL] by: Patrick Norton
TS | Julio said:
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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