Mac CPU count returns differently from Windows CPU count for similar processors

Idea created by 6845573 on May 25, 2016
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    • 6845573

    (Originally posted on 14, May 2014)

    When looking at Inventory -> Computers the cpu count for a mac shows the number of cores whereas the cpu count for a windows box shows the number of physical cpu's




    Windows box (Dell Optiplex running Windows 7)
    Memory & CPU
    Physical Memory:8147 MB
    Swap:23050 MB
    CPU:Core i7-3770 @ 3.40GHz [4 core(s) x64]
    CPU Speed:3401 MHz
    Number of CPUs:1


    Mac (MacBook Pro running OSx )
    Memory & CPU
    Physical Memory:8192 MB
    Swap:0 MB
    CPU:Core i7
    CPU Speed:2200 MHz
    Number of CPUs:4


    Can this be standardised please?

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