Linked by David Adams on Wed 4th Aug 2010 18:28 UTC, submitted by estherschindler
Hardware, Embedded Systems Anyone contemplating a new computer purchase (for personal use or business) is confronted with new (and confusing) hardware choices. Intel and AMD have done their best to differentiate the x86 architecture as much as possible while retaining compatibility between the two CPUs, but the differences between the two are growing. One key differentiator is hyperthreading; Intel does it, AMD does not. This article explains what that really means, with particular attention to the way different server OSes take advantage (or don't). Plenty of meaty tech stuff.
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AMD Buldozer
by vermaden on Thu 5th Aug 2010 06:45 UTC
vermaden
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2006-11-18

"One key differentiator is hyperthreading; Intel does it, AMD does not."


Its not that simple anymore, because AMD would release their 'Buldozer' CPU next year with two threads per core, but it should be a lot MORE efficent then Intel HT because AMD will put TWO integer units instead of just ONE in Intel sollution, which means not 5-20% increase but 100% for integer operations.

About general discussion, I need at least TWO processing CORES, how many THREADS/LOGICAL CORES they will run does not matter for me ;)

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