View Full Version : whats the diff

12-17-10, 11:59 PM
so im just curious what is the real performance difference between an Intel with hyper threading and an Amd with out (assuming they were the same speed and everything)? i mean what is the gain of hyper threading? what does it do? i have never under stood it and no one could ever explain it to me help plz :headexplode:

12-18-10, 01:51 AM
Here, this will help : Link (http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=hyper+threading)

12-18-10, 09:54 AM
yea i read that already so i know what it does. my real question, i guess is an intell build with ht worth so much more than a amd with out? because im picking outparts for a super awsm gaming computer and i have two builds going one is an AMD the other an intel i7 and the i7 is almost a thousand dollars more. is it worth it?

12-18-10, 10:07 AM
$1000 ?????

What are you comparing ?

An Intel 3.3ghz i7 980X Extreme with a 3.4ghz Phenom II X4 965?

look here maybe http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html

I know your question is about HT but that $1000 statement tells me somethings out of whack with your choice of CPU comparision

Buy whats cheaper and spend the diff on a 2KW PSU and loads of Graphics cards eh

i5 760 is the "best" cpu for gaming I think.

12-18-10, 10:38 AM
ok well part of that 1000 diff is because of other things (ie motherboard, hard drive, graphics card) but it is mostly the processor. the two processor im comparing are

Intel Core i7-970 Gulftown 3.2GHz 12MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor vs. AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Thuban 3.3GHz, 3.7GHz Turbo 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor

12-18-10, 11:13 AM
get the i5 760 unless you plan on more than 2 graphics cards.

You're gonna need that spare change for the 2KW PSU ;)

Personally I wouldn't worry about the upgrade path with the i5 being limited (is it?) and just sell it down the line.

Before you dismiss the i5 check some overclocked gaming benchmarks comparing to i7 / X6