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OpenBSD disables Intel’s hyper-threading over CPU data leak fears



It's only a way to come up with a large thread count without costing more in silicon.

If you're really lucky a hypermarketing fictional thread is worth 15% of a real one. But it more likely to slow things down.

So glad I have an honest i5.

The performance advantage of the i7 over the i5 has a lot to do with the larger cache not so much HT.

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