You’re too hyper-threaded

Published on February 9th, 2011 at 8:00 am

Last modified on August 13th, 2012 at 10:26 am



Which of these statements about Hyper-Threading Technology (HTT) are true? Pick two.

A) You need at least two CPUs to take advantage of HTT

B) HTT makes a single CPU appear as two separate processors to the operating system

C) An operating system must be specifically designed to use HTT

D) HTT doesn’t provide any practical increase in performance

E) HTT can be used to repair small household appliances


The answer: B) HTT makes a single CPU appear as two separate processors to the operating system and C) An operating system must be specifically designed to use HTT

Hyper-Threading Technology was created to improve the performance of a single CPU by 15 to 30 percent. Although HTT is a CPU feature, the operating system must be written to take advantage of the technology.

Want to know more? Watch “CPU Technologies.”

CPUs are extremely complex components, and their inner-workings can contain a mix of memory caches, multiple processor cores, and advanced queuing mechanisms. In this video, you’ll learn how these technologies work together to create today’s modern central processing units.

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