Originally Posted by Ziirou Requin
What's a logical and physical CPU? I don't get the difference.
Not sure if this is correct but:
the physical is like made out of something, the logical is just data. (or something like that)
Like with my p4 there is only 1 physical processor, one actual chip.
And then there is that 1 logical processor, which is because the HT technology makes the computer think that there is 2 processors, even though there is just one.
This HT technology is good for multitasking etc, since there the "2" processors come into use.Some applications like games etc take quite little advantage of the logical processor. (just like they take little advantage from dual cores)