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3 Ways to See How Many CPU Cores Your Processor Has

Want to know the number of CPU cores and processors in your PC? You can use the Task Manager or System Information tool on Windows 10 to find out how many cores your processor has. But how many cores do you really need? It depends on what you are doing. If you are doing a lot of video editing or gaming, you need four or more CPU cores. Beyond that, you will start experiencing diminishing returns.


Way 1: Check Number of CPU Cores Using Task Management

Step 1: Press Ctrl + Shift + ESC to open the Task Management in more details view.

Step 2: Click on the Performance > CPU tab. It'll show how cores and logical processors your PC has.

How many cores your processor has

Way 2: Check Number of CPU Cores Using System Information

Step 1: Press the Windows key + R to open the Run command box, then type msinfo32 and hit Enter.

Run msinfo32 command

Step 2: Select the Processor tab to see how many cores and logical processors your PC has.

Check the number of CPU cores

Way 3: Check Number of CPU Cores Using WMIC.EXE

Step 1: Go to the Start Menu, type WMIC in the Search box, then hit Enter key to run WMIC.EXE.

Run WMIC in Start Menu

Step 2: In the opening window, type in cpu get, then hit Enter key.

Get CPU information

Step 3: The information of CPU will be displayed, you can see the number of cores and processors there.

Number of cores