How to Check if your CPU supports or is using Hyper-threading?

Step 1: Right-click on the Taskbar. Click the Task Manager option to open it.

Step 2: In Task Manager, click on the Performance tab. On the left side, you’ll see details about various Hardware components.

Step 3: The Performance window is divided into two panes. The left pane has entries or side tabs for various hardware components of Windows. Clicking on each tab displays information about that component in the right pane.

Check the information about two items here:

  1. The number of Cores
  2. The number of Logical processors

If the number of Logical processors are double the number of Cores then your processor supports and is using Hyper-threading.

The Logical processors are the number of physical cores of your processor multiplied by the number of threads supported by each physical core. This technology created by Intel is called Hyper-Threading. Hyper-Threading creates one of more virtual CPUs on your computer, it doubles the number of physical cores on your system. So, if you CPU supports Hyper-threading then a Quad-core CPU will act like an Octa-core CPU.

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