What is 4 cores and 8 threads?

A i7-2670QM processor has 4 cores. But it can run 8 threads in parallel. This means that it only has 4 processing units (Cores) but has support in hardware to run 8 threads in parallel. Turn of hyper threading in the BIOS and you will see 100% CPU.

Updated: 11th December 2019

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