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Does DCS use hyper-threading yet?

 

No issues at all, just wondering.

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That's not a DCS question, that's a Windows question and the answer is "yes."

 

DCS probably doesn't even know whether SMT (symmetric multi-threading, of which Hyperthreading is Intel's branded name for) is enabled, but Windows does and it assigns the resources that DCS uses. Generally speaking, SMT improves performance though under super specific circumstances - that typical consumers never run into - it can be a problem.

 

If you're asking about the newer Intel chips that don't have SMT because of market segmentation and security problems, just buy AMD Ryzen.

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Thanks panton, will have to do some reading :)

 

DCS never crashed but a couple video editing programs did with HT on, then again, DCS didn't stress the chip as much as they did.


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Go back about 15 years to single-core Pentium 4 processors with HT and there was a good argument to be had about its benefits. These days with 8+ cores and years of software improvements it's generally accepted that SMT is a positive influence with about a 25% speed boost for most tasks.

 

Though, a lot of the recent CPU level security problems that have cropped up have been related to SMT, which has lead Intel to disabling it on some of their newer chips. Meanwhile, those problems aren't nearly as pronounced on AMD processors, which still benefit from from SMT without issue.

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I have never noticed a visible gain in my flight simming by having HT enabled.

I have it disabled to get a little better core temps.

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I have never noticed a visible gain in my flight simming by having HT enabled.

I have it disabled to get a little better core temps.

 

That's 100% exactly what I experienced.


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