XG HOME Edition 4 core limit apply to Threads

Hey,

 

the Home edition of XG firewall is limited to 4 cores. But does it apply to threads. So for example an i3 cpu with 2 cores and 4 threads. Does that count as 4 cores. 

Also does the home edition even use threads? for example in an i3 will it only use 2 real cores or will it use all the threads?