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What are "virtual cores"?

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So my friend is bragging about how is getting a quadcore cpu with like 6 virtual cores or something like that, and i've never heard of virtual cores before.. My guess its just sounds like a crazy server computer or something. Care to shed some light? thanks in advance
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyper-threading
    
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