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Journeyman III
Journeyman III

A8-6600K 2 cores 4 threads

I have the AMD A8-6600k cpu and it supposed to be a 4cores 4 threads proccesor.BUT in window's task manager says that the cpu only got 2 cores and 4 logical threads.Should I worry for this?

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Community Manager
Community Manager

Re: A8-6600K 2 cores 4 threads

The A8-6600K has four CPU cores. Windows incorrectly reads it as 2 cores and 4 logical threads.

CPU-Z will correctly confirm the number of CPU cores present on your APU.

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Adept III
Adept III

Re: A8-6600K 2 cores 4 threads

It does that because it shares CU's (compute units or L2 Cache) between 2 cores. The 8 core FX processors show as 4 core 8 thread but are not hyper threading either.