COMPUTEX 2018, the annual computer expo where PC makers from around the world turn up to announce and tease the latest and greatest is currently underway in Taipei. Intel, one of the leading chip makers took this opportunity to tease something that not many were expecting. The company announced that it will launch a 28-core CPU by the end of this year. This insane and impressive number is far greater than what its competition, AMD.
AMD is currently offering CPUs with 16 cores and 32 threads on its Threadripper chips in comparison to the 18-core chip that Intel is offering on its Core i9 Extreme. The company did not dive into details about how the system works or how it achieved such a high core-count for a desktop CPU. But, it did point out that the CPU with all these 28-cores will be clocked at 5GHz. To further increase the hype the company demonstrated a Cinebench score of 7,334 which is really impressive considering that the 28-core processor system was a single core system. Only multi-processor systems can beat this score.
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Intel clarified that this not a concept processor and it will indeed start selling PCs powered by 28-cores to customers to take on the competition. However, the thing to note here is that Intel Core i9 Extreme with 18 core is priced at $1,999 so we are assuming that this 28-core monster will be significantly expensive than $2,000.
This is not the only announcement made by Intel at COMPUTEX 2018 as the company announced two new chip architectures, Whiskey Lake and Amber Lake. Both of them are based on 14nm fabrication instead of the much anticipated 10nm fabrication process as reported by PCWorld. The company added that these new architectures will deliver “double-digit” performance gains.