Threads or Cores: Which Do You Need?

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.

44 Comments

  1. sj87 2010-08-04 6:45 pm EST
    • Nicholas Blachford 2010-08-04 7:47 pm EST
    • jackeebleu 2010-08-04 7:50 pm EST
  2. vivainio 2010-08-04 7:08 pm EST
    • Brendan 2010-08-04 7:42 pm EST
      • Brendan 2010-08-04 8:10 pm EST
        • tyrione 2010-08-05 4:24 am EST
        • Fergy 2010-08-05 6:32 am EST
  3. poundsmack 2010-08-04 7:48 pm EST
  4. another_sam 2010-08-04 7:52 pm EST
    • Brendan 2010-08-04 8:22 pm EST
      • Tuishimi 2010-08-04 9:32 pm EST
        • Zifre 2010-08-04 10:54 pm EST
          • Tuishimi 2010-08-04 11:19 pm EST
        • tony 2010-08-05 12:06 am EST
    • bebop 2010-08-05 6:50 pm EST
  5. jackeebleu 2010-08-04 7:56 pm EST
    • Kivada 2010-08-05 3:53 am EST
    • tyrione 2010-08-05 4:24 am EST
  6. Panajev 2010-08-04 7:59 pm EST
  7. gnufreex 2010-08-04 8:13 pm EST
    • Zifre 2010-08-04 8:52 pm EST
      • iseyler 2010-08-04 9:13 pm EST
        • phoenix 2010-08-06 2:46 pm EST
  8. Kivada 2010-08-05 2:44 am EST
  9. JPowers 2010-08-05 3:06 am EST
    • JPowers 2010-08-05 3:46 am EST
      • Panajev 2010-08-05 8:53 am EST
    • Panajev 2010-08-05 8:24 am EST
  10. vermaden 2010-08-05 6:45 am EST
  11. Panajev 2010-08-05 8:45 am EST
  12. Kebabbert 2010-08-05 11:19 am EST
    • Brendan 2010-08-05 11:51 am EST
    • Kivada 2010-08-06 5:40 am EST
  13. Kebabbert 2010-08-05 11:26 am EST
    • ndrw 2010-08-05 4:22 pm EST
  14. FunkyELF 2010-08-05 5:35 pm EST
  15. TemporalBeing 2010-08-05 5:38 pm EST
  16. ndrw 2010-08-05 5:50 pm EST
  17. Drunkula 2010-08-06 1:35 pm EST