The SSD does not free up RAM. The programs still load in RAM from the hard drive. The SSD is random access and does not have to wait for the spinning platters to come under the read head and it does not have to wait for the head to move to the right track to do a read. That alone is what makes a SSD so much faster when pulling random data from many locations.
The i7 processes has 6 cores. Each core is dual threaded for a total of 12 parallel processes. This permits the very parallel operation of loading 12 aps at once in the same time a single core would load one app.
I got to see a server with 4 CPU chips in it run. It was a little more extreme. It had 4 multi threaded 10 core CPU's in it for a total of 40 cores and 80 threads. It was running some 3D modeling in Pov-Ray. A ray traced rendering that would take my machine a full weekend to complete, it did in about 30 seconds. It made my machine look like it was standing still.
Specs on the processor is here;
I am getting one this fall to replace my Core 2 Quad.
Some info on the 10 core processor is here;
The 10 core multi CPU servers is out of my price range.
I think Google is getting a few.
I didn't aim the video at anyone in particular. I thought anyone interested in what I do for a living might be interested. This is a product of our R&D department. We make them run faster on less power.
We have a motto. Faster, Better, Cheaper! If we didn't make them cheaper, fewer would sell. Same if they were not faster and better.
Anyone running Sketchup, Autocad, Blender, mining Bitcoins, Folding at Home, or other CPU intense processes would enjoy that in addition to just gamers.