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#25753 - 04/17/13 12:49 AM How many cores in an i7?
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Google tells me 4, MenuMeters tells me 4, but System Profiler tells me only 2. confused

Thanks.
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#25754 - 04/17/13 02:51 AM Re: How many cores in an i7? [Re: artie505]
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Registered: 08/04/09
According to Mactracker and EveryMac the MacBookPro6,2 models have a 2 core CPU. The Apple Discussions thread how many cores? suggests to see for yourself with SP (as you did), but joins EveryMac's description by specifying the MBP6.2 models as having 2 physical cores allowing 4 virtual cores or threads. There's the core of your seeming discrepancy. tongue
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#25761 - 04/17/13 03:00 PM Re: How many cores in an i7? [Re: artie505]
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Registered: 08/03/09
Loc: Portland, Oregon, USA
Intel makes variants of the Core i7 processor with 2, 4, or 6 physical cores.
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#25763 - 04/17/13 11:33 PM Re: How many cores in an i7? [Re: alternaut]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Thanks for clearing that up.

I guess MacTracker may be considered deficient for mentioning neither the 2 "virtual cores" nor Turbo Boost.
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