Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/194756/cpu-basics-multiple-cpus-cores-and-hyper-threading-explained/
The central processing unit (CPU) in your computer does the computational work — running programs, basically. But one single-core CPU can only perform one task at a time, which is where multiple CPUs, hyper-threading, and multi-core CPUs come into play.
Great article Chris. Could you explain further how the Win 8 task manager shows multiple cores? I didn't understand by looking at the screenshot.
Nevermind. I see in the bottom right corner 4 cores.
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