Intel Says A 1,000-Core Chip Is Feasible; What's That Mean To You?

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 08:39
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Intel Says A 1,000-Core Chip Is Feasible; What's That Mean To You?

Intel says it can make computers run faster by making chips with more cores. What's that mean? And why should you care? 

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“Processors were originally developed with only one core,” says Wikipedia. “The core is the part of the processor that actually performs the reading and executing of instructions. Single-core processors can process only one instruction at a time.“

Dual-Core processors from Intel are now common, but Intel is now making 16-core processors and it is talking about 48-core chip.  

Software, however, will have to be made that can take advantage of the many-core chips.


Next time you are shopping for a computer, check into the chip that comes with the machine and compare it to Intel’s latest.

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