Can nobody answer this rather simple question? Anyone with a 6 core processor can easily find out.
This is not Adobe. Just a user to user forum where some of us do not have 6 core processor. to give you a first hand answer and and all of us do not have access to Adobe Engineering support documents that are not typically seen online. We visit here on a non scheduled basis, so a posted thread does not activate an instantaneous reply process.
If you want an Adobe answer to your question, you might click on the following link, and, when it opens, click on the statement
"Still need help? Contact us." in order to bring up Adobe Chat for the topic of "Downloading, Installing, and Setting Up".
Interesting, it looks like a new format for the old link. But, let us see how effective it is with this new format.
Premiere Elements 12 should be able to use 4 cores. Probably 6 cores for encoding, but I cannot give you the definite answer.
I can tell you first hand, Premiere Elements 12/12.1 runs well on Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit, Windows 8 64 bit, and Windows 8.1 64 bit.
And these computer are using dual core processors.
Thanks for your response. Though most of what you wrote doesn't really help as it is just speculation. I'll be phoning them tomorrow and updating the thread before closing it.
Adobe is the one with the answers on this one since I do not see the information you seek in any of its public published Technical Specifications for the program. Hope you get the answers that you need.
I offered the speculation on whether Premiere Elements can use more than 4 cores (6 cores) rather than having you post repeatedly wondering if you were reaching anyone. The first hand information was on good performance of Premiere Elements 12, be is on Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 64 bit.