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Thread: Gaming benchmarks: Core i7 6700k hyperthreading test (2018 update with GTX 1080 Ti)

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    Arrow Gaming benchmarks: Core i7 6700k hyperthreading test (2018 update with GTX 1080 Ti)

    Back in January 2016 i made a test about Intel Core i7 6700K virtual cores performance numbers in gaming. Short story back then was that hyperthreading offered no FPS improvement in any of my tested 21 games. Not only that, but about half of the tested games showed slight performance decrements with HT on.:

    Things have changed a lot since then:

    1. 17 new games have been added, way more modern in terms of performance demands, and only the most demanding 3 games back from the previous test will be retested per new.
    2. GTX 1080 Ti will replace GTX 780 Ti to ensure no bottleneck on part of GPU will happen.
    3. Seeing as Core i5 8400 beats Core i7 6700K in every modern game i have seen all over the internet benchmarks, i have to wonder is this not only because of the additional two cores of Core i5, but also due to the fact that virtual cores of Core i7 might actually hamper the performance in some games? Because we know that was the case in previous tests.

    What i actually expect now is to see some performance gains from Core i7 hyperthreading just like from Core i3 hyperthreading (which was noted a millennia ago). It is now 10 years since Core i7 {4 cores/ 8 threads} processors have their name etched, but only recently compared to the whole 10 year period we finally got our ''4+4'' HT supportive games like Ashes of Singularity, so let's see how further an overclocked GTX 1080 Ti can push CPU HT..


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    as far as I know with some testing virtual cores does nothing in terms of gaming performance but for multi tasking applications etc.
    test physical cores only with higher clock speed might gain some performance.
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