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Windows 7: Dual Core vs Hyperthread Technology

08 Aug 2011   #1
enigma1944

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Dual Core vs Hyperthread Technology

I'm looking for a new 17" laptop and find some with dual core and others with the
hyperthread. Which is considered the best.

Thanks


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08 Aug 2011   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Having more cores is more beneficial than having hyperthreading.
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08 Aug 2011   #3
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

More cores means more resources for execution of tasks. Hyperthreading means existing cores are somewhat better utilized. So more cores is better.
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08 Aug 2011   #4
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I haven't looked at very recent laptops, but you might be able to find one with multiple-cores and HT. The biggest issue is that the apps in question would need to take advantage of the hardware.

What are your most intensive apps or intended usages for the laptop?
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08 Aug 2011   #5
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by enigma1944 View Post
I'm looking for a new 17" laptop and find some with dual core and others with the
hyperthread. Which is considered the best.

Thanks
Hyperthreading is an Intel-only technology that is supposed to improve performance for mutlithreaded applications. Each physical core shows up as 2 CPUs in Windows. (AMD does not use hyperthreading.)

Real cores are better than virtual ones.

You can, however, buy a notebook with an Intel Core I7 CPU. It has 4 real cores, plus hyperthreading. 8 cores will be shown in the Windows Device Manager. Impress your friends.
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08 Aug 2011   #6
enigma1944

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thank you all for your answers which where very informative
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