Intel's Broadwell CPUs might feature up to 18 cores, yes eighteen!

Intel's upcoming Broadwell platform could feature up to 18 processing cores.

@anthony256
Published Fri, Dec 20 2013 1:35 AM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Intel's current consumer CPUs have a maximum of 12 threads, with the LGA2011 socket maxing out right now. But, it looks like Intel's upcoming Broadwill CPU will feature up to 18 processing cores.

Intel's Broadwell CPUs might feature up to 18 cores, yes eighteen! | TweakTown.com

We shouldn't expect Broadwell until sometime in 2015, so we have a while to wait yet. Intel's upcoming 14nm process will power most of this advancement, with the 18-core Broadwell-EP or EX Xeon chip being based on the shrunken tech. We should expect an 8- or 10-core part for the desktop/workstation market, while a 12- or 16-core part will reach the enterprise market.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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