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

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

By: Anthony Garreffa from Dec 20, 2013 @ 1:35 CST

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.

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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.

NEWS SOURCES:techspot.com

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