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Intel Rumored to Commemorate 40th Anniversary of the 8086 with a Special Core i7 SKU?

cdawall

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#26
That’s sad, my phone has 8 cores but intel mainstream hasn’t caught on yet.
Your phone has two sets of four cores in a big/little arrangement that is already rumored to be something Intel is looking at doing in the x86 world.
 
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#27
That’s sad, my phone has 8 cores but intel mainstream hasn’t caught on yet.
Your phone has 8 ARM cores a Quad core i5 will destroy it for performance.

They don't need to play the numbers game that is for clueless consumers.
 
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#28
Why does that matter the majority of software can't use 8 cores.

Don't be one of those people just obessed with specs and big numbers like the Andriod phone crowd.
Agreed there, but whats the point upgrading 11y old 4C to ANOTHER FUCKING 4C?
 
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#29
Why does that matter the majority of software can't use 8 cores.
Are you for real? You do know how software works? You run multiple processes each of which runs multiple threads and that's usually enough parallelism to use 24 cores, it may not saturate them to 100% so you'd think they are not used ... but there is a huge win in latency, responsiveness for huge number of short/light OS tasks and all the free resources for any heavy long running tasks that may come (for example user restoring multiple browser tabs session)
 
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#30
Are you for real? You do know how software works? You run multiple processes each of which runs multiple threads and that's usually enough parallelism to use 24 cores, it may not saturate them to 100% so you'd think they are not used ... but there is a huge win in latency, responsiveness for huge number of short/light OS tasks and all the free resources for any heavy long running tasks that may come (for example user restoring multiple browser tabs session)
I'd give all that up to have a phone that would last me 5 days on one charge.

Wishing for a 16 core cell phone is not the kind of real life improvement i'm going to notice.

Agreed there, but whats the point upgrading 11y old 4C to ANOTHER FUCKING 4C?
Look at the last 10 years of cpu releases from intel

There is process improvements
lower power usage
higher IPC
higher Clock speed

The list goes on without just increasing core count so your point kinda goes out the window.
 
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#31
Agreed there, but whats the point upgrading 11y old 4C to ANOTHER FUCKING 4C?
My mates core 2 quad q8400 @ 3.6ghz trades blows with my g3258 @ 4.6ghz, its worth the upgrade if a somewhat modern dual core can trade blows with it
 
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