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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lilcosco08, Jan 14, 2011.
So currently iMovie is using 131% of my CPU.
My Mac is really pushing it to the limit
If you have used MRoogle to search, you'd have found that this has been covered many times before.
1 core = 100% max
2 cores = 200% max
iMac i7 have a max of 800%
Top end Mac Pro has a max of 2400%.
Yeah, my 12 core Mac Pro goes up to 11999% when doing something in Facebook too, when in MySpace it goes up to 23456%.
It has to do with you having a Mac with two or more cores and one core being symbolised as 100%, ergo 5 cores can be up to 500%, if the application takes advantage of it.
And yes, MRoogle.
It's a joke...
Does hyper threading count? Would my macbook pro than have a 400% maximum?
Yep. You have 4 virtual cores to work with.
I think Apple should change it. A 400% cpu usage doesn't make sense. If you got 4 cores and they are all working to the max, it should report 100%, not 400%.
Cool, I thought this anyway, but just wanted to confirm!!