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Old 2020-10-24, 08:39   #4
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Originally Posted by LaurV View Post
The "fictive" cores that the CPU claims to have, are called "virtual cores".
I know everyone here likes to call these things "cores". But Intel called it hyper-threading for a reason. It is a thread, not a core. It never was a core, it never will be a core.

Calling them physical and virtual cores is mighty confusing. All cores are physical. The rest are threads feeding the cores. No virtual-anything is required.
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