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Does the amd athlon 64 x2 dual core support hyperthreading

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July 27, 2011 12:33:38 AM

Found this thread while searching Google. I have an AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core at 3GHz but Belarc shows that it's not hyper-threaded. What's the purpose of having a dual core if they're not hyper-threaded?
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July 27, 2011 12:53:06 AM

Hyperthreading technology is patented by Intel.
You want hyperthreading, you have to buy an Intel CPU.

You may be thinking of "multi-threaded", that is the term used to speak about a program, an application, an OS, or any piece of software that is able to make use of more than 1 cpu, or cpu core.
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July 27, 2011 1:40:42 AM

Yep.

HyperThreading is only for Intel CPUs. If you want hyperthreading (HT), then you need to buy an Intel CPU. Also, games do not take advantage of HT, so if that is what you are concerned with, then you don't have to worry about that anymore. However, even without HT, Intel CPUs performs better than their AMD counterparts when both CPUs have the same clock speed.
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