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Does Hyper Threading Hinder Gaming Performance?

Old 04-03-06, 12:06 PM
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Does Hyper Threading Hinder Gaming Performance?

Just curious if hyper threading is actually bad for performance while gaming?

I tried turning it off for awhile but I can't really tell if there's a difference or not in performance. Sometimes I think it's better with it off and sometimes I think it's better left on. Some of my games just play like crap even when my computer specs are more than efficient. I'm curious if it's because of hyper threading.

Anybody try turning their hyper threading off?

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Old 04-03-06, 12:38 PM
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it depends on the game

some games want a fast CPU, others want more RAM and others take advantage of certain video cards. Really depends on how the game is programmed.
Old 04-03-06, 02:16 PM
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I think most game aren't being optimized for HT (or double/dual core processor for that matter) so HT won't affect gaming performance that much.

You'll get HT benefit if you run other program while playing a game, though.

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