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Leaked benchmarks show Intel is dropping hyperthreading from i7 chips

Ars Technica -------- While Intel's naming scheme for its processors is often best described as "obtuse," there have been some patterns that the company seemed to follow. For desktop processors, the i7 branding denotes chips with hyperthreading enabled, running two threads on each core. i5-branded parts had the same number of cores but with hyperthreading disabled. i3 parts in turn had fewer cores than i5 parts, but once again with hyperthreading enabled. The 8th generation chips changed this pattern a little—the desktop i3s don't have hyperthreading, just fewer cores—but the relationship between the i5s and i7s remained. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.

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