[mythtv-users] What is a "dual core processor"?

David Brodbeck gull at gull.us
Thu Dec 4 18:51:54 UTC 2008

Jim Carter wrote:
> Some or all Pentium 4's have hyperthreading, which means that one core can 
> hop between two instruction streams.

Has anyone ever found this to be a benefit?  Every time I've tested
hyperthreading under real-world workloads, I've found it decreased
performance, so I now turn it off in the BIOS as a matter of course.

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