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Do ALL Intel motherboards support hyper-threading?


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Peptobismol165

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Hello!
I'm looking at motherboards and I noticed some motherboards support hyper-threading and others don't. This makes me wonder because ALL Corei processors have hyper-threading. So did the company think that putting that in wasn't important? If you're wondering this is the motherboard I'm looking at.

ASUS P7P55 WS Supercomputer
http://www.newegg.co...-594R-_-Product

Thanks for the help!!!
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Neil Jones

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Hyper-threading is a processor feature, not a board feature.
Therefore the presence of such an option is CPU dependent. The G6950 processor, for example, doesn't hyper-thread. Therefore there would be no option in the BIOS for it.

Edited by Neil Jones, 16 July 2010 - 03:52 PM.

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He is correct, Hyper Threading is a processor feature, but after reviewing your motherboard specs (again :) ) I noticed that the motherboard in question has Intel Turbo Boost Technology. In many way this is considered next generation technology, and is better than the Hyper Threading feature. You have to remember Hyper threading has been around for some years. We had it with its first introduction being combined with the Pentium 4 Processor chip set and that technology is quite outdated by todays technology. So in regards to your motherboard, whether its equipped to utilize Hyper Threading or not doesn't matter as long as you are using a processor that has Intel Turbo Boost or some equivalent.
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