Which CPU technology is this?

Which CPU technology virtualizes a single CPU to make it appear as if it was two separate processors? Your operating system must be specifically written to take advantage of this technology.

A) Hyper-threading


C) CPU throttling

D) Multi-core

E) “Evil Captain Kirk” technology

The answer: A) Hyper-threading

Hyper-threading is an Intel technology that improves the performance of a single CPU by virtualizing the CPU and managing threads as if it were two separate processors. The overall performance is usually improved by 15% to 30%.

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