"Simulating" Cpus

I watched linustechtips' how many cores is enough for gaming video and i noticed he went in the bios to disable core on his i7 to test different amounts of core performance. i was wondering if it is possible to take a Cpu and use it to simulate a "worse" cpu on the same architecture.

Example:

if i took an i7-3770k and disabled 4 thread and set the clock speed to 3.4 ghz, would i have an i5 3570k or something similar?
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  1. Hyperthreading and core simulation are two different things. Hyperthreading only duplicates certain resources in each physical core to achieve a new "logical core". Processor simulation would be more like the ALU and CPU projects that you see in Minecraft.

    Sarutobi0997 said:


    it i took an i7-3770k and disabled 4 thread and set the clock speed to 3.4 ghz, would i have an i5 3570k or something similar?


    In this scenario, technically yes, it would then be an i5 but the system and applications would still identify it as an i7-3770.
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