yyk71200

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Hyperthreading technology simulates additional cores. Your i3 has two physical cores. Hyperthreading simulates two additional cores (one virtual core per physical core). Basically, you have a dual core cpu that pretends to be a quad core cpu.
 
^Not really. In essence we have fake quad, true quad then fake octo. Soon there will be a true octo to go with it.

I can see why the i3 has SMT as it does help in some multithreaded apps. But for a quad its useless unless you do heavy multithreading hence the i7.
 

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The i3 just cut out the turbo boost which all the i5 series have except the 750. Am I the only one that doesn't think the naming scheme isn't that complicated?