Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by schmalfeld, Jan 22, 2004.
What exactly is it and is it worth getting? Thanks
hyperthreading is basically a more efficient use of the pentium 4 processor. technically speaking, the cpu does more per clock cycle. in a more simplified speak, it's sort of like having two processors in one system (a rough estimation) except it's not two processors in your system. it's just one processor capable of threading i.e. do more than one thing at the same time.
this is very useful for multitasking i.e. opening two applications at the same time. you will see a noticeable difference when doing this compared to standard pentium 4s. also, most applications are multithreaded, so they will run faster with the hyperthreading technology added.
it's worth getting if you are doing more than surfing, playing games, or watching video. if you do a lot of big applications like autocad, photoshop, etc. it's a good investment i think.
I agree. For the most part average users really don't need the faster P4's, especially with HT, but those using more intense applications might find the power to be a much needed feature.
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