Topic Title: Is the AMD A8-5500 a Quad core or Dual core?
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 05/29/2013 12:46 PM
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xiaokai
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Is the AMD A8-5500 a Quad core or Dual core?

 

http://www.amd.com/uk/products/desktop/processors/a-series/Pages/a-series-model-number-comparison.aspx 

 

According to the site it says Quad Core. But on task manager it says 2 cores (image attached)

I would have thought that because it says 4 logical processors it would be a quad core, however all the Intel i3 and i5 which are dual core also say 2 cores, 4 logical processors due to Hyperthreading.

Why does my AMD A8-5500 say 2 Cores and 4 Logical processors

 05/29/2013 07:08 PM
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It has 2 cores composed of 2 integer and 1 floating point processor, so it has 2 physical and 4 logical processors.

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 05/31/2013 12:25 AM
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Sometimes software lies, CPU-Z shows 4 cores and 4 threads. It is a Quad Core processor, but I believe there is a little bias by some people when it comes to AMD vs Intel processors. 

 



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