What is the difference between the number of cores and the number of logical pro

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What is the difference between the number of cores and the number of logical processors?

For example, in the screenshots below, I got 6 cores and 16 logical processors. How about the actual speed of the machine? Is it 6X3.5 or 12X3.5



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Hello there,

I found this forum that might have the answer you're looking for.

The best answer starts like this:

Physical cores are just that, physical cores within the CPU. Logical cores are the abilities of a single core to do 2 or more things simultaneously. This grew out of the early Pentium 4 CPUs ability to do what was termed Hyper Threading (HTT)...


Hope this helps!
David
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Yea, but can you define a "thread"?
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Not personally, but wikipedia can :)
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