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    Intel just dropped a 22-core CPU on us

    Pretty obnoxious price but I'll bet it is FAST.

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/30504...tml#tk.rss_all

    Think your eight-core PC is cool? Not anymore. Intel is turning loose a 22-core monster of a CPU, dubbed the Xeon E5-2600 V4.

    The price? A cool $4,115. That works out to $187 per core. The same eight-core Core i7-5960X at $1,059 is $132 per core—what a deal, right? The new Xeon series supports DDR4/2400 and up to 12 DIMMs per CPU socket. With registered modules that means 385GB of RAM per chip using 32GB DIMMs.

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    Just wondering what kind of a cooling system that would need - guess we won't be seeing one of those in a laptop any time soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudo15 View Post
    Just wondering what kind of a cooling system that would need - guess we won't be seeing one of those in a laptop any time soon
    Well, if they do put it in a laptop, I guess you could use it directly in front of an air conditioner, LOL

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    Drools and heavy breathing.

    Sorry, I was having a moment. Most software isn't ready to take advantage of that much parallelism. But just imagine if it were...

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    Here's an article with an 18 core variant in a 2 CPU server configuration, the above chip's little brother if you can imagine! Includes a bunch of benchmarks and photos:

    Intel Xeon Processor E5 v4 Family Debut: Dual E5-2697 v4 With 72 Threads Tested (Hot Hardware)

    So much goodness it brings a tear to my eye.

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    At $4,115 it brings a tear to my eye too. :-D

    http://ark.intel.com/products/91317/...Cache-2_20-GHz

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    Would be a good computer to use if they keep the A/C too cold at your job!

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    Hardly, it has a TDP of 145W, a 'healthy' overclock on a mainstream i7-6700K would approach that level, other 'mainstream' CPUs from the last few years have had higher TDPs without overclock.

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    Don't get too terribly excited, it only 2.2 GHz and it's for a WORKSTATION type PC.
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    Thing is, these chips are really good at running database servers. Also they are excellent if you have virtualized and want to run a lot of VMs on a server. They aren't just esoteric tech demos.

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    Well this out to whet your appetite then
    ASRock confirms 10-core Core i7, outs other models too
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/30553...tml#tk.rss_all

    ASRock, the honey badger of motherboard makers, just flagrantly outed Intel’s most anticipated enthusiast chip of the year: a 10-core Core i7 CPU.

    Sure, we’ve seen dribs and drabs of leaks for months, including Intel’s own accidental disclosure of the Core i7-6950X last week, but no vendors had confirmed the actual core count until now.

    “The most unmissable part of Intel Broadwell-E is the flagship Core i7-6950X, which will be the first deca-core processor for the commercial market,” ASRock said in a press release on its website. And yeah, there’s more. ASRock went on to confirm the rest of the line up too.

    ”While this new CPU boasts a compelling 10-cores-and-20-threads architecture, users require a BIOS update for their motherboards to handle it; this update applies to the rest of the Broadwell-E gang, including i7-6900K, i7-6850K, and i7-6800K as well,” the press release says. ASRock didn’t spell out the specs of the others but they’re expected to be: eight-core, six-core, and six-core, respectively.

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    Well, I haven't been very impressed w/ ASRock motherboards in the past, so I think I'll just wait for Gigabyte and/or ASUS to release motherboards that will work with this new CPU.
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    I've never used an ASRock MB. In Win 95 I had an MSI MB and wasn't very impressed with it, so I have been using ASUS MB's ever since ( other than HP laptop purchases ).

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