MBA Intel i5 Question

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  1. tehsprayer macrumors member

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    the new haswell chip on the apple website specifies that it is dual core but...does it come with hyper-threading meaning it is quad core?
     
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    It comes with HT, thus it has four virtual cores, but it is still a quad core.
     
  3. ok.Eric macrumors member

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    Hopefully someone will give you a better answer, but the way I understand it is that it has 2 physical cores, but each of those cores has 2 virtual cores.. I probably butchered that bad, but it's something like that.
     
  4. SandboxGeneral, Jul 16, 2013
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    I don't think so, otherwise Apple would state quad-core like they do for their iMac and other lines of computers.

    After looking it up on the Intel site, it has 2 cores and 4 threads.

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  5. Suraj R. macrumors regular

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    Yeah it does, its a dual core with hyperthreading, just as with all mobile i5 and i7 processors. The Quad Core i5 iMacs are only quad core (no hyper threading) because desktop i5s don't have hyperthreading.

    But yes, it does have hyperthreading so essentially it is a 1.3 Quad Core.
     
  6. tehsprayer thread starter macrumors member

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    Since it has hyperthreading and turbo boost, essentially it is a 2.6 GHz Quad Core. :p

    Thanks for the replies everyone.

    Just to clarify, threads and cores are the same thing?
     
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    Not exactly.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/306079-28-what-core-thread

     
  9. mattferg macrumors 6502

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    Um, no, it's a 1.3ghz dual core and will operate as one for the most part.

    Imagine the cores as being a 2x speed multiplier and the threads being 1.5x at best.
     
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