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I5 3210m Quad Core or not?

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November 5, 2012 10:56:26 PM

Hey People.

Recently bought a Laptop and it has an intel i5 3210m processor. Started playing the new Football Manager 2013 and on game status it says "4 Processors" (On my main computer I have a AMD Phenom II 965 which is definitely a quad core and that says 4 processors) so I ran DXDIAG and that also says "4 CPUs" for my i5. I'm a Technician so know a lot about computers but this has confused me because I always though i5s are not Quad Cores.

Any solutions to what it might be? I also get 7.1 in Windows Index (I know its useless but it gives you a estimate number)

Thanks.

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November 6, 2012 12:50:09 AM

cooky1992 said:
Hey People.

Recently bought a Laptop and it has an intel i5 3210m processor. Started playing the new Football Manager 2013 and on game status it says "4 Processors" (On my main computer I have a AMD Phenom II 965 which is definitely a quad core and that says 4 processors) so I ran DXDIAG and that also says "4 CPUs" for my i5. I'm a Technician so know a lot about computers but this has confused me because I always though i5s are not Quad Cores.

Any solutions to what it might be? I also get 7.1 in Windows Index (I know its useless but it gives you a estimate number)

Thanks.

Some are dual core some quad,but yours have hyper threading ,which makes your computer know there is 4 logical cores when there is 2 physical cores.
http://ark.intel.com/products/67355/Intel-Core-i5-3210M...
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November 6, 2012 1:11:19 AM

Laptop Core i5s are dual-cores with hyperthreading. Desktop Core i5s, apart from some older models, are quad-cores without hyperthreading.

Hyperthreading is not a substitute for real cores, but it's better than nothing (for gaming only barely better though).
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November 6, 2012 2:47:12 AM

The only mobile Intel CPUs that are quad cores are Core i7's with the "QM" designation. Otherwise they are all dual core.
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November 6, 2012 3:25:18 AM

Giggitygoebbels said:
Some are dual core some quad,but yours have hyper threading ,which makes your computer know there is 4 logical cores when there is 2 physical cores.
http://ark.intel.com/products/67355/Intel-Core-i5-3210M...


No they're not. Intel Pentium, I3 and I5's are all dual core with hyperthreading. I7's are also dual core with hyperthreading unless they have a QM in the name then they are quad core. For the OP your I5 is a dual core with hyper threading.
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November 6, 2012 6:38:54 AM

All mobile core series are dual cores, unless marked otherwise with the glorious "QM" designation.
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