27" iMac 3.2GHz i3 hyperthreading?

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  1. RuggedPro macrumors regular

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    I've read multiple places that the 3.2 i3 has hyperthreading but when talking with apple they say it does not. Any owners verify one way or the other?
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    It does have hyperthreading, however it does not have turbo boost. This is Intel's page on that processor.

    Actually, the only iMac that doesn't have it is the quad i5. All the dual cores do, as does the i7
     
  3. RuggedPro thread starter macrumors regular

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    That is what I thought.

    Just to check my facts: In a dual core 3.2GHz i3 hyperthreading would be ideal as it narrows the gap between it and a quad core by enabling virtual cores?

    And in a quad core 2.88GHz i5, turboboost would be ideal because it narrows the speed gap between it and the 3.2GHz i3?

    How far off am I?
     
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    Yes, although a physical core is still better than virtual

    Not only narrows as i5-760 has maximum Turbo of 3.33GHz
     
  6. RuggedPro thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you for clearing that up. Where would a .46GHz difference become noticeable?
     
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    What 0.46GHz difference? Better CPU helps with CPU intensive tasks such as video encoding
     
  8. RuggedPro thread starter macrumors regular

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    Made a mistake in my last post but you answered it anyway with video encoding. Thanks again.
     

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