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Is my 2010 core i5 a quad core or single core?

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October 13, 2011 10:46:15 PM

im just wondering if my 2010 mackbook pro intel core i5 is a single core, dual core, or quad core? since this years macbook pro are quad-core intel i5.
October 13, 2011 11:05:37 PM

i5 mobile processors are all dual core whether 1st gen or 2nd gen. Only the high-end mobile i7's are quad cores.
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October 13, 2011 11:11:34 PM

cntl/alt/del........... hit performance tab. how many cores do you see ?
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October 13, 2011 11:22:53 PM

Except the mobile i5 is hyperthreaded so the task manager will report 4 cores when 2 of them are only virtual. ;) 
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October 14, 2011 12:18:46 AM

swifty_morgan said:
cntl/alt/del........... hit performance tab. how many cores do you see ?



hahaha, sorry but he did state he had a Macbook Pro.


yes it will be an i5 Dual Core.
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