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

Howard2k

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Are you surprised that it's hyper threaded? I might be missing the intent of your post.
 
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QuietGamer

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Are you surprised that it's hyper threaded? I might be missing the intent of your post.
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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Howard2k

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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.

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.
 

TazExprez

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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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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.
 

TazExprez

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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.
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.
 
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Ma2k5

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Are there any that are not? I guess some of the 12" MacBook variants?
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).
 
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Howard2k

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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.

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

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Are there any that are not? I guess some of the 12" MacBook variants?
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.
 

Jimmy James

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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.
 

EugW

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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.
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.
 

crsh1976

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I'm not sure why it's a surprise, but yes it's got HT. I'd expect people to be much more surprised by the replacement of U-class processors with Y-class ones.
 
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