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I just bought an intel 2600k and i was looking in the device manager and i saw that under the processor tab it showed 8 cores. Umm can windows 7 not count cause its only a quad core can someone explain this to me im not complaining or anything just curious is all. And when u control alt delete and go to where it shows whats running and how much memory ur using and so on and so forth shows 8 working cores.
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The 2600K has Hyper-Threading, which enables two threads per core. 2 * 4 = 8.
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the 2600k has 4 hyperthreaded cores, in other word for virtual cores on the chip, hence windows seeing 8 logical cores
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Oh ok so what the advantages of that?
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post #5 of 9
For multi-threaded applications it can perform the same amount of work in less time by breaking the work across several cores. Think of cores like ditch diggers, are you going to get your ditch dug faster with 4 people or 8?
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My big question is, why did you buy a 2600k? Since you have it already though, not all applications support Hyper-Threading (very few do actually). Programs that encode video or programs like CAD that do a lot of mathematical equations typically make use of Hyper-Threading.
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cause i wanted it, lol cause i figued if im going to get a processor might as well be one that will last me awhile like my intel core 2 extreme did.
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post #8 of 9
then you made a fail purchase! should have bought this + that
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then you made a fail purchase! should have bought this + that
need this for server now! dribble!
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