Question Xbox Series X and AMD Zen 2 CPU

Thunder 57

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Do console CPUs have hyperthreading? I've never seen the specs mention that.
It's right in the article you linked, unless it was updated and did not include it originally. 3.8GHz with 8 cores/threads, or 3.66GHz with SMT, so 8/16.
 

Thunder 57

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Got it. I just thought HT was the normal name because it's been incorporated in their CPUs for long time. Didn't realize that SMT = HT. Good to know! SMT seems to be an industry name.
Guess I could've been more clear, but glad that you got it now. SMT is the "industry name" as you put it. Intel just trademarked HT to mean the same thing. Just like Intel calls it's cache SmartCache and AMD calls their L2 + L3 GameCache. Or how ibuprofen is Advil/Motrin. I'm sure you get the idea.

Or if you go back further the Pentium 4 was "Netburst" and the Athlon XP featured "QuantiSpeed Architecture". Blame marketing for creating buzzwords :D .
 

Atari2600

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LikeLinus said:
Got it. I just thought HT was the normal name because it's been incorporated in their CPUs for long time. Didn't realize that SMT = HT. Good to know! SMT seems to be an industry name.
Hyperthreading is Intel's marketing name for SMT.

Hyperthreading is SMT.
 
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Atari2600

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Looks like their partnership with AMD is a win for the xbox. Can't wait to see what happens this fall.
Depends.

Sony might make it a bigger win for them like PS4.

I also note they (MS) are persisting with their two tier memory, albeit reduced in difference this time around.
 

killster1

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it doesnt sound amazing to me, sounds OK and since it only runs games it should do OK with that. to bad it cant do 1440@120hz like a PC who uses 60hz nowdays?
 

killster1

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anyone that buys a monitor for gaming would agree, i just use a samsung tv with 120hz@1440p but i dont game alot. when i do i dont like 60hz ;( maybe ALOT of people use 60hz because thats all they have along with 1050ti and 720p just because they dont have or cant afford or are 10 years old. this is a 2020 500$ machine@!!! 60hz should be embarrassing.
 

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anyone that buys a monitor for gaming would agree, i just use a samsung tv with 120hz@1440p but i dont game alot. when i do i dont like 60hz ;( maybe ALOT of people use 60hz because thats all they have along with 1050ti and 720p just because they dont have or cant afford or are 10 years old. this is a 2020 500$ machine@!!! 60hz should be embarrassing.
I didn't know any TVs did 1440p, I thought they all just jumped to 4K. Is that 120 Hz native refresh? A lot of TVs use junk marketing numbers for their refresh rates and are actually natively 60 Hz.
 

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