dana wilkinson

hyper threading and rendering

Discussion created by dana wilkinson on Jan 24, 2008
I am still shopping for dual quad core (I self build my systems so i end up doing all the research)
I know that with hyper-threading i can simulate more cores (double). Normally this would bode well for rendering (more cores, right?). Some of the tech people at a university near me have a negative opinion of hyper threading. Granted, they are dealing mostly with servers and not with rendering.
I guess hyper threading accesses the cache in an inefficient way.

Has anybody done any testing to see if hyperthreading helps or hurts performance when rendering?

I have options of buying processors with or without it and i want to buy the right one.

Thanks for any info.