Yeah, my other son was saying that. He has some game that uses 5 out of 8 cores on his Intel Core i7 CPU!
It surprised me that some games are already using 5 cores. Apparently, it is more common to use 3 cores as many games have been ported from the Xbox 360 (with a 3-core CPU) to PC.
That doesnt sound right to me. As far as I am aware i7's only have 4 cores, with the i9's said to be 6-cores. The only chip I know that has 8 is the PS3's cell processor.
Hyperthreading on shows 8 'cores' on an i7.
Ah, of course, I completely forgot that hyperthreading is displayed as a second core in task manager. Also, I saw yesterday or the day before that an i7 with 6 cores is to be released in January most likely.
I love the age we live in, unfortunately my wallet isnt a huge fan...