Hello Dear Intel,
I haven't heard from your side, I hope things are working out well with enabling HT on older i5's, as mentioned in my previous post.
Kindly look into the economy of things for now and good luck with the new hyper threaded i5 7640k, it would be best if along with the release of a new HT enabled i5, Intel Corporation released bios updates for old i5, to enable HT on them too.
This will be the optimum Win-Win Situation for both existing customers and the ones who will join the Intel Bandwagon.
Good luck Team Intel.
I Sincerely hope Both the Customers and The Corporation Prospers..
I know this was already passed on to intel and an answer given, but I figured I would take a moment to chime in.
I think the one of two things will happen in the future.
First the i3, i5, and i7 line will stay much as it is now. The i3 being a lower core count with HT, the i5 line having similar core count to the i7, but without HT. Then you have the high core HT i7 line. This is how it is currently done.
The next way this could shift is to a more Ryzen approach Where the i3,i5,and i7 refer to the tier of how many cores.
The reason the i5 line does not have HT is because it cuts down on cost and makes the chip fit nicely into the gaming niche market.
I am all for Intel changing up their lines to a little better system, but I think regardless of how they change it there will always be a niche for the non-HT gaming cpus.