every linux distro i try reads my i3 as having 8 cores, not a major issue just confused

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this is in neofetch the system monitor, everything.

note: its not accidentally counting threads as cores as i have 8 threads


maybe it thinks cores are threads and threads are cores?
 


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Try installing the latest version on inxi [some of us helped to test it last year before its final launch]
and run inxi -Fnxz from the terminal


Addendum… You should get a report like this…
CPU:
Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-4590S bits: 64 type: MCP
arch: Haswell rev: 3 L2 cache: 6144 KiB
flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3
 
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Try installing the latest version on inxi [some of us helped to test it last year before its final launch]
and run inxi -Fnxz from the terminal


Addendum… You should get a report like this…
CPU:
Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-4590S bits: 64 type: MCP
arch: Haswell rev: 3 L2 cache: 6144 KiB
flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3
huh
 

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The latest version of inxi is the most up-to-date hardware & driver interrogator available
 

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If you use lscpu then you can see how many cores and how many threads your cpu actually has.
 

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Most modern consumer CPUs most commonly come with four, six, and eight cores. And the threads are typically eight, twelve, and sixteen respectively. Older CPUs would may have four cores and four threads, which means one logical core for each physical core. Having more threads nets a direct performance increase, but so does having more cores. So generally you have twice as many threads to cores
 
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