Hello, this is both hardware and software related.
I wanted to ask if anyone would have experience on the performance to expect from Linux running on just a single core(without HT) and possible on one core(with HT).
My windows install is starting to act up so I was thinking about making the switch to Linux ahead of schedule since I was still saving for a Ryzen 7 or Threadripper build depending on how much functionality I want to have in a single box.
My current specs are on my profile and I was wondering if I could drive both linux(IGP) and a windows VM (iommu) with Linux only having a single core to work with to give Windows the other 3 for gaming. I was considering spending ~$80-100 on a 2600k or 2700k so I could have a bit more breathing room with hyperthreading but I though I would seek advice before spending on older hardware(though I would still have use for it later on as an HTPC build at worst)
I have been reading as I may be out of luck since the 2500k may not have VT-d. This would be yet another reason why I want to ditch windows and intel. If this is true and VT-x wouldnt work then I may be stuck dual booting, which is far from ideal.
Thanks in advance.