Experiences with Intel 820 Dual-Core....

B Thomas bjthomas3 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 2 12:36:43 GMT 2005


The Pentium D 820 is not HT enabled. You get 2 cores, but they do not
support multiple hyperthreads per core.  I'm typing this on a new D
820 system, and there are 2 cores, but that's it.  See
http://www.intel.com/products/processor/pentium_D/index.htm for more
info.

As for overall performance, it's a bit of apples to oranges.  My other
system (hyperthreaded) had a faster clock speed, but the 820 has a
larger cache and somewhat faster data paths.  Overall, the dual core
feels faster, but it may be the overall system and not the processor.

-b

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> Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2005 21:57:43 -0400
> From: Indigo 23 <indigo23 at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: Experiences with Intel 820 Dual-Core....
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> Well more specifically, I was just wondering if it is a wise idea to turn on
> HyperThreading (i.e. will I see any benefit performance wise)?
> 
> PS. I know about the security issue regarding HT already.


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