PassMark Software
CPU Cores
Tracking the top PC Systems...

Hardware Survey - CPU Cores

These hardware survey charts are made with over a million PerformanceTest benchmark results. This first chart is updated daily and gives a daily indication of the Number of CPU Cores users have available on their system over the last month. The change column on the first chart shows the percentage change from the previous month prior. The second chart is updated on the 15th of every month to give a historical trend of the number of cores on PC systems. Also available, is CPU Market Share chart comparing the popularity of Intel vs AMD.

  • These graphs counts the baselines submitted to us from users of our PerformanceTest software and is therefore is representative of the number of cores available on our user's system.
  • Baselines can be submitted from anywhere therefore these are global statistics.
  • These charts depict physical cores in the CPU and does not include logical processors (e.g. hyper-thread units) into the core total.
  • These charts only include results from systems with Windows x86 processor platforms and therefore does not include any statistics on other hardware platforms.


Number of CPU Cores
Updated 18th of December 2018
Number of CPU Cores Percentage Change
1 Core
0.60%
-0.05%
2 Cores
21.28%
-2.03%
3 Cores
1.17%
-0.14%
4 Cores
46.10%
-1.49%
6 Cores
20.17%
1.80%
8 Cores
8.64%
1.98%
16 Cores
0.74%
0.16%
Other
1.31%
-0.21%
PassMark Software © 2008-2018


Number of CPU Cores Historical (Quarterly)
Updated 15th of December 2018