I have the i7-2700K. Few months ago I noticed my CPU meter started to show 4 threads instead of 8. I thought that meter just started to show the whole cores rather than threads so i didn’t pay attention to it. Only just when i decided to check the temperature of my CPU i noticed it is showing only two cores.
I found that really strange because I am 100% certain that my CPU comes with 4 cores. https://ark.intel.com/products/61275/Intel-Core-i7-2700K-Processor-8M-Cache-up-to-3_90-GHz?q=intel%20core%20i7%202700K
So then I checked CPU-Z to confirm and there it is. 2C4T
Did 2 of my cores just died? I haven’t seen something like this before.