Saturday, May 25, 2019

How Screwed Is Intel Without Hyper-Threading?

There have already been a bunch of articles on the performance hit Intel CPUs are taking with Hyper-Threading disabled so one more isn't going to kill you. Plus, the headline is kinda funny.

With that, today we’re exploring the impact disabling Hyper-Threading has on Intel processors that support the feature. We’ve done this in the past and it’s an interesting test, however there is a new critical incentive to go over this data considering that Intel's latest hardware security vulnerability impacts SMT.