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core confusion on MacBook Pro retina

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glynfromplymouth Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Apr 28, 2013 4:02 AM

hi guys im just wondering something, i just got my new shiny late 2012 13"inch macbookpro retina i5 2.5gz last week and was a bit baffled by everywhere seems to say this processor is a dual core, however my activity monitor shows 4 cores on the cpu tab just wondering why this is?

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,490 points)
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    Apr 28, 2013 4:23 AM (in response to glynfromplymouth)

    That's because of Hyperthreading, a Intel technology which allows the processor to double the cores of the processor creating, in the case of a dual-core processor, two virtual cores that makes your computer faster

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