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Also AMD with 'Hyper-Threading' technology?

Also AMD with 'Hyper-Threading' technology?

A few weeks ago, an information leaflet from Gigabyte caused a stir at Comdex. The paper certified that the GA-K800A hammer board supports Hyper-Threading technology. However, it seemed to have been a typo.

Because even if AMD is working on such a technology, it should certainly not carry the legally protected term Hyper-Threading. So no HT on AMD CPUs for the time being? Certainly a hard setback for the Intel competitor, because its first Hyper-Threading CPU, the P4 3.06, could definitely have the speed of a Pentium 4 4, XGHz in optimized applications. Should Intel still be able to market this fact properly, AMD would probably have to rely on an even faster development of the Hammer. After all, the first models with a model rating of 3400+ should come onto the market and would therefore be well behind at the start.

Or did the Gigabyte employee who labeled the many nice cards for the Comdex let himself be guided by information known to him in his subconscious? According to the latest findings, AMD should at least not have any legal problems with the implementation of a technology similar to 'Hyper-Threading', as a patent that has now been unearthed proves. According to this, AMD applied for a patent as early as May 1999 that rudimentarily describes the parallel execution of two threads on one CPU. Hyper-Threading - but a reason for the hammer to move? Always planned, or a pipe dream? AMD is still silent on this topic.