John Paczkowski

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Intel: Screw Everything, We're Doing Eight Cores

If two cores make a good chip and four cores make a better one, then obviously six cores make the best damn chip on the market. Which is what analysts believe Intel’s (INTC) new six-core Xeon processor X7460 will be when it debuts Sept. 15. With six cores and a leviathan 16MB L3 cache, it’s easy to see why. “This is a big deal,” said Gabriel Consulting Group analyst Dan Olds. “It looks like, at least from the benchmarks we’re seeing, six-core chips offer more performance than quad-cores. So, yes, customers are going to want them. What we don’t know is how much power the chips consume and how much heat they will dissipate, and those are key concerns. But, all in all, this is a pretty big advance in the state of the art.”

For now. Because Nehalem, Intel’s next-generation processor, is expected to go into production soon and it’s packing eight cores

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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

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December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik