No, its a different type of meter, it is not a replacement. I will explain more in time. Thanks for the feedback, indeed I forgot to reset those graphs. It is/was more a functional test of some new components, and demonstrates the effect of what both AMD and Intel use now, which is 'paired' logical processors. Intel, of course, is using a much more extreme version of it, while AMD is using the more 'two real processors, just sharing some stuff' approach. I will demonstrate the effects of this, and why avoidance of having your thread scheduled on the wrong core can make a big impact. In certain situations, primarily single-threaded ones, in controlled situations or when there is only a single primary CPU consumer, it may be much more efficient to force it to do all its operations on one real core. The normal scheduler would likely do this anyway, but it would at times offload it to another core, and cause core thrashing (invalidation of the L1/L2 cache).