Question i7-2600k question

Tac 25

Jul 25, 2021
hi, this is simply a curious question. Using my 2600k (backup pc) right now. Playing some games with it tonight. :)

question: if hyper threading is turned off. Only 4 cores are being used for gaming, and not the 8 threads of the cpu?
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Essentially correct.
You will still be using the 4 cores, but will not dispatch any code on the hyperthreads within the cores.
It is arguable if you will really get any benefit from doing this.
Experiment to see if there is any difference.
My suspicion is that you will do better with all 8 threads, even if 4 of them are a bit slower.
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