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What is hyper threading?

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Intel Hyper-Threading Technology, commonly referred to HT Technology, increases processor efficiency by allowing multiple threads to run on each processor core within the chip. Threaded software sees a marked improvement in performance when run on a hyperthreading-capable processor.

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What HT Technology does is effectively prioritize tasks within the processor core, allowing low-importance tasks to be processed when the processor has time, focusing the processing power on high-importance tasks. The feature shows particular benefits on processes that place a high workload on the processor, such as 3D-rendering programs, video games, video and audio transcoding applications, as well as on heavy-duty multithreaded scientific applications.

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