Is it possible to force more than 4 cores in the Dock, this looks like a feature apple does not want after checking out Mac OS X: Activity Monitor shows one CPU Usage graph on systems with more than four cores
On Macs with more than four cores, a single graph showing aggregate usage of all the CPU cores is shown in the main Activity Monitor window, in the CPU History window, and on the Dock icon when configured to show CPU Usage or CPU History.
If I want to use Activity Monitor is my only option:
To see the CPU usage for each core individually on systems with more than four cores, use the CPU Usage window or Floating CPU Window. These windows can be viewed by selecting them from Activity Monitor's Window menu.
Note: The CPU Usage window cannot be displayed if CPU Usage is being shown on the Dock. To stop showing CPU Usage on the Dock, choose View > Dock Icon, then select any choice besides "CPU Usage", such as "Application Icon".
Is there any way around this? With aggregated CPU view it could be harder to detect when a process is hanging or hogging a CPU thread.
Here is how my CPU history is displayed in the Dock:
Here is how My CPU usage is displayed in the Dock:
Here are my other windowed / Floating options that I have available in Activity Monitor: