Forum Thread: Hyperthreading on vs Off | Penetration Testing

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Hi, i want to know if there is a significant performance improvement when hyperthreading is turned on (or with a cpu that supports hyperthreading) over no hyperthreading (for example: with a cpu that doesn't support hyperthreading) ?

I used Google, and i read that virtualisation softwares (like: vmware, virtualbpx....) (which is big part of penetration testing) benefit from hyperthreading while doing other tasks on the host machine. But if i setup the machines i will test on a seperate computer (for example: laptop) that does nothing else, will there be any other task connected to penetration testing/IT Security that benefits from hyperthreading (on the main computer) ?

Note: the answer will affect directly my cpu selection in my next build.

Thanks in advance.

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why -2 ?! is there something wrong in my question ?!

actually posts a good question
gets -2 kudos

If it's a good question, why do people click the minus kudo button ?!! lol!

Note: it was -2, but i got +2 recently. And now it's 0.

Any help is appreciated, guys :)

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