rMacbook Air CPU i5-8210Y CPU Hyper-threaded?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by QuietGamer, Nov 9, 2018 at 11:17 AM.

  1. Howard2k macrumors 65816

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    Are you surprised that it's hyper threaded? I might be missing the intent of your post.
     
  2. QuietGamer, Nov 9, 2018 at 11:34 AM
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    Yes, I have only seen mention of it being a dual core CPU with no mention of it being hyper-threaded in any reviews I have seen.
     
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    Fair enough. I'd have been shocked if it wasn't. Maybe I'm naive. :D
    They have been pretty sparse with the specs to be honest. I'm surprised we're not seeing more detailed specs in the reviews. Even the MacRumors review does a poor job of detailing the specs of the unit.
     
  4. EugW macrumors 601

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    For this class of Intel CPU, they are all hyperthreaded.
     
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    Yep, this is neither unexpected nor exciting - hence why no one mentioned it.
     
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    I didn’t think it was hyperthreased and am very happy to learn this.
     
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    Wow I had no idea this thing was hyperthreaded! Considering that the nTB MBP 13 is not hyperthreaded, I thought this one would not be either. Thank you OP.
     
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    The nTB MBP's i5 is also hyperthreaded.
     
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    Are there any that are not? I guess some of the 12" MacBook variants?
     
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    Good reviews can be hard to come by these days. I find it's often a case of picking different bits from different reviews to try to get the full picture. I've read a bunch of reviews of the new MBA and none have had concrete details of the wifi.

    ...Which is excellent, because nobody uses wifi anyway, and everyone is using Ethernet cables. :rolleyes:

    Not to say that they all suck, but it seems these days there is a rush to get reviews online, rather than a detailed an in-depth reviewing showing real details.
     
  14. TazExprez, Nov 12, 2018 at 9:27 AM
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    I have been wanting to upgrade my base 2010 MBP 13 for a while now. I wanted to upgrade to a quad core laptop, but didn’t want to spend over $2,000.00 for a MBP 15. Had I known that the 2017 nTB was hyperthreaded, I would have settled for the 2 core 4 thread CPU on June 2017. I have learned my lesson and will have to look for the detailed specs on processors myself from now on.

    Last year I ended up getting a Dell with the 7300HQ i5 processor, which has 4 cores with 4 threads.
    https://ark.intel.com/products/97456/Intel-Core-i5-7300HQ-Processor-6M-Cache-up-to-3-50-GHz-

    I am still thinking of upgrading my MBP and still use it almost everyday.
     
  15. Ma2k5 macrumors 68000

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    Even they are hyperthreaded.

    I think only in the 9th generation of Intel CPU's have Intel started to release non-hyperthreaded CPU's to the masses (they are now 8 core 8 thread CPU's, except if you get the i9, then it is 8 core 16 thread).
     
  16. Howard2k macrumors 65816

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    For sure. The 13" has had HT going back to 2012. Possibly earlier, I'm not too sure.
     
  17. EugW macrumors 601

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    All of the 12" MacBooks ever released have been hyperthreaded. Hyperthreading is an expected feature for lower power laptops. I suspect that is why nobody bothers commenting about it. The time to comment is when it doesn't have Hyperthreading.
     
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    I thought that the i7 was hyperthreaded and anything below wasn’t. Old knowledge and I’m not sure if it was ever correct.
     
  19. EugW macrumors 601

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    Not correct for this class of CPU. True for iMacs though.

    For this class of CPU and similar, the m3, i3 and even the budget Pentium are hyperthreaded.
     

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