the 8 comes from the hyperthreading. hyperthreading is allowing effectively two processes on the same core, at the same time, sort of. it;s not quite dual core, but it's nearly there. it feels, and works like two processors. so if you have dual, dual-core hyper-threaded pentiums, you effectively have 8 logical cpu's under the bonnet. logical, not physical. there would still be only 4 physical cores working.Mikuro said:Interesting. I don't understand where the 8 comes from, though. Are these supposed to be dual-core chips? I've been drooling over the idea of dual-dualies, but QUAD-dualies...whoah.
I guess it's not too far-fetched, though. I always figured Apple probably would offer quads if was ever NOT a shortage of chips. With Intel that shouldn't be much of a problem.