Topic Title: Can the PHENOM 9650 Quad Core 2.3GHz be Hyper Threaded
Topic Summary: Hyperthreading Phenom 9650 x4 2.3GHz CPU
Created On: 01/05/2013 11:32 PM
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 01/05/2013 11:32 PM
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konadon
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Aloha,

Newbie to forum...I've rebuilt a custom PC for video editing I'm a underwater videographer.  The system rests on a Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-US2H mobo (Bus speed 200MHz), BIOS V.F2, with 8GB RAM, Radeon HD6750 GPU, AMD Phenom 9650 Quad Core (2.3GHz), 2 Optical drives, 1 SSD (60GB) where WIN7 resides and 4 additional 7200RPM Seagate HDD's for all the video data.

I'm not familiar with the concept of Hyperthreading so I don't know if I need it.  I've been told that since I use Adobe CS6 Editing Suite that when I render I would use hyperthreading.

I have a system report scan from an online provider that indicates the CPU is "Not Hyper Threaded".  The Device Mgr>Processor screen reflects 4 separate CPU's.  I also have AMD VISON Cntr Control Panel providing info that I don't quite understand, as well as Speed Fan.  both of these only give me temperature with no reference to HT.

Hope some of you Cyber GURU's can help an old man understand some of this stuff. Be patient, I'm ancient...mahalo-n-aloha...konadon

 01/06/2013 01:10 AM
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Read the Wikipedia article on HyperThreading

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 01/07/2013 01:53 PM
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Chip engineers hate to see parts of a chip be under-used, because that means it's just eating up more power and dissipating more heat without much of anything useful being done to show for it.  Hyperthreading is another trick in the chip engineers toolbox aimed at better utilizing the CPU's resources in order to prevent that from happening.  There are pros and cons to it, just like anything else, but you've gotta go pretty far off the deep end to really get into those.

The short answer is that with the system you've got already... you'll be fine without it.



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 01/08/2013 08:47 PM
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Aloha Black Zion,

Thx for the reply...read the article but don't really understand it.

It doesn't tell me if I need to Hyper Thread or Hyper Transport to use AMD term, for what I'm doing.

Does AMD have a CPU Utility that will allow me to see if my CPU(s) can be/are in Hyper transport mode.

Mahalo-n-aloha...konadon

 01/08/2013 08:51 PM
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Aloha mime,

Thx for the reply...however,

Does AMD have a CPU Utility that will permit me to check my CPU(s) to determine if they can be/are in Hyper Transport mode???

Mahalo-n-aloha...Konadon

 01/08/2013 09:04 PM
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Intel has HyperThreading, but only on certain models, AMD does not, it's not needed, because it does not have a consistent effect.

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