I am somewhat confused about my CPU. I have an i7 860 CPU, clocked in at 2.8ghz, with 3.4ghz Turbo-boosting. I initially thought that it was an octa core CPU, as when I looked in my computer's hardware, CPU, it showed 8 cores with my CPU's name.
I did a little research, and found out that my CPU is actually quad core, with 8 threads. So, what does this mean for me? Do I only have the power of 4 cores? If a game required an 8 core CPU, would I be unable to run it since I only have 4 cores? Why would they give me 4 cores instead of 8? Please help, this is very confusing for me. I used to boast that my PC had more raw CPU power than the XBOX ONE, but now it seems that this isn't the case.
Thanks in Advance,