Is MPB i5 quad core?

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  1. tlse2004 macrumors newbie

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    I know that normally the MPB i5 is a duo core, however in the activity monitor, under CPU usage, I see 4 cores. Am I dreaming?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    It has hyper threading: 2 real cores, 2 virtual.
     
  3. rmbrown09 macrumors 6502a

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    if you had a real quad core hyerthreading i5, you would see 8 total cores.

    The new Mac Pros with 12 cores that are real, hyperthreads to 24 cores.
     
  4. hypermog macrumors regular

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    No, the new Mac Pros have 6 physical, 12 including virtual.
     
  5. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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    No, the new mac pros have either 4, 6, or 8, or 12 physical cores.

    8, 12, or 16, or 24 virtual cores.

    To the OP:
    Your i5 MBP has two physical cores. And they're worth celebrating.
     
  6. tlse2004 thread starter macrumors newbie

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