Hyper-threading refers to the technology that provides two logical threads in a CPU core. This technology can make full use of the idle resources of the CPU and complete more work in the same time. This technology is used by both Intel and AMD, but Intel has used it relatively more cautiously in consumer-grade processors. Among the previous generations of Core series processors, only i7-level processors can obtain hyper-threading capabilities. Among the nine generations of Core processors, even only the top i9-9900k can use hyperthreading.
In contrast, AMD gives its CPUs hyper-threading capabilities to be more “expensive.” Among the latest three generations of Ryzen processors, all Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 support Hyper-Threading technology except for the new Ryzen 5 3500X. The improvement brought by such technology is also more obvious. In the same level of products, the Ryzen processor with hyper-threading technology is more suitable for multi-tasking than Intel’s Core processor, and Windows 10 is also targeted for multi-core processing. After optimization, there are now more games with multi-core support. In general, AMD Ryzen that supports hyper-threading is more cost-effective than the statistical core processor.
In this regard, there is news that Intel seems to intend to give more processor hyper-threading technology support in the tenth-generation Core desktop processor. At present, among the Comet Lake series processors, the Core i5 series processors will have hyper-threading capabilities. Recently, relevant processors and preliminary specifications have been found in the Sisoftware database.
The processor in the database is an ES version of the processor. The specifications show that it has 6 physical cores and 12 threads, the main frequency is 2.0GHz, and the cache part has 3MB of L2 and 12MB of 3 cache. . Considering that all Core i7 processors currently have 8 physical cores, it is speculated that this product will likely be a Core i5 processor. In addition, the tenth-generation Core processor may also adopt a brand-new design, and the socket will use a brand-new LGA 1200, which has 49 more pins than the existing LGA 1151, so it may not match the current design at all. Some motherboards are compatible.
The specific specifications of the tenth-generation Core processors are still unclear. The tenth-generation Core i5 series processors will obtain hyper-threading capabilities and are limited to speculation. It is expected that Intel may reveal more information at the 2020 International Consumer Electronics Show.