Understanding the i5 and i7 cores

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mynewromantica, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. mynewromantica macrumors regular

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    I have been reading on the forums quite a but lately, and I have noticed some people are saying they are waiting for a Quad-core MBP and to skip the i5 & i7. I am confused. I thought th i5 and the i7 were both quad core with th i7 having hyperthreading. Is that wrong, or is my i5 actually a dual core, even tho running my cpu monitor gadget in Vista (ugh) says there are 4. I'm so lost.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Your CPU is dual core and so is the i7. Only the iMac and Mac Pro have quad core CPU. You have likely confused the CPUs with the CPUs iMac is using. However, your CPU does support Hyper-Threading which means that one core is shown as two threads in Activity Monitor. 2 cores + 2 virtual cores
     
  3. mynewromantica thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is there anywhere that you know of where I can read more about that?
     
  4. wschutz macrumors 6502

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    http://www.intel.com
     
  5. I'mAMac macrumors 6502a

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    The internet.
     

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