How to tell if an App is truely multi-threaded.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by TheSpaz, Dec 10, 2006.

  1. TheSpaz macrumors 604


    Jun 20, 2005
    Is there a way to tell if an App that you're using is truly taking advantage of all of the processors/cores in your Mac? I have a mac pro with the 2.66GHz Dual Dual-Core Xeons and when I'm using an App, I'd like to know if it's taking advantage of all that power or if it's treating it like a single processor Mac and letting the other processor/cores just sit there and wait to be used. I'm new to this whole quad-core thing. Thanks in advance!
  2. Stinkythe1 macrumors regular

    Mar 30, 2005
    The only way I know is to open Activity Monitor and check out the activity for each core when your app is running.

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