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Core i7 920 Reads 8 cores

Just wondering why my Intel Corei7 Reads 8 cores in Windows Vista 64 bit.
Can anyone explain why?
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  1. Are you for real?

    You obviosly have morre money then brains.

    Its a quad core cpu with hyper threading. Each core runs two threads, so it shows as a 8 core.
  2. O_o

    Why would anyone even question it. its like getting free candy and asking why.....

    Can't wait till Core i5. If they do have it set the way I hear then a quad with the next SMT will have 4 threads per core. Can't wait till those same questions come up again.
  3. too much $$$, not enough grey matter to google.... when u done playing crysis send the i7 to someone who can appreciate it
  4. I wouldn't mind a free Core i7. I would OC it to 3.6GHz maybe 3.8, give it a nice high end Asus mobo, feed it 18GB of DDR3, give it dual HD4890X2s to push and probably have 3 1.5TB HDDs in a RAID0 for it to store on.

    All topped off with a nice airflow friendly full sized ATX Thermaltake Xaser VI case.

    Man it would be pretty.
  5. jimmysmitty said:
    give it dual HD4890X2s to push


    you went a little to far with that one.... oh and don't forget like 1200W PSU.... with neon light
  6. Because it has 8 logical cores.
  7. this sounds a lot like my dream last night.... 8 4870 cores on 1 PCB that scale perfectly, now thats hardware heaven
  8. Hey, maybe the OP just wants a cool computer but doesent spend his whole life on the computer looking op geek stuff like we do. Kinda harsh on OP guys...
  9. Agreed, some people are far too harsh on people who don't spend all their lives in front of their pc's.
  10. royalcrown said:
    ...Kinda harsh on OP guys...



    /agreed

    Not like it couldn't be an OEM box, and he simply didn't know.
  11. yeh u guys are right... i apologize
  12. It is a 4 core computer with Hyperthreading technology. Due to that the computer Identifies 2 processors for every core on the computer. It is normal, however having that feature enabled can detriment the computers performance for non-multithreaded applications.
  13. randomizer said:
    Because it has 8 logical cores.


    isn't it just hyperthreading?
  14. TerminatorXT said:
    isn't it just hyperthreading?

    That's why I said logical and not physical cores. I was being deliberately vague which means my comment could probably be picked apart for some obscure inaccuracy.
  15. salty85 said:
    It is a 4 core computer with Hyperthreading technology. Due to that the computer Identifies 2 processors for every core on the computer. It is normal, however having that feature enabled can detriment the computers performance for non-multithreaded applications.


    not specifically Hyperthreading. Yes its same in essence but it is better. In fact the performance loss has been shown to be minimal compared to the old HT that would cause some pretty big performance loss in a wide array of apps.

    But in the current software state, almost everything supports some sort of multithreading and even games are catching up and by the time a Core i7 becomes obsolete (say 2012, end of the world and all) every program will use at least 4+ cores.
  16. It is a new incarnation of hyperthreading nonetheless. And for purely older single threaded applications it can cause slower performance, though the chance is lessened greatly with the newest use of the technology.
  17. Hyperthreading buddy :), and btw you guys are too harsh on the op, he was just trying to get some help, but i do agree he could of have easily googled it.
  18. :pfff: The thread is dead.......

    Need this thread locked down.
  19. mouse!!!
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