Hyperthreading is a gimmick
Hyperthreading is a gimmick and not a real performance enhancer on a multi-core machine. I've got hyperthreading machines. They don't seem to perform any better than other machines that I have.
If you want to play in the x64 server racket, you need high-end boxes that offer lots of enterprise-class features. You need entry machines that offer the best bang for the buck and a low price. And you need midrange machines that split the difference without breaking the bank account. IBM has always been good at the high-end …
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