AMD Trolls Intel: Offers 16-Core Chip to Winners of Six-Core 8086K
AMD's feud with Intel took an interesting turn today as the company announced that it would swap 40 Core i7-8086K's won from Intel's sweepstakes with a much beefier Threadripper 1950X CPU.
At Computex 2018, Intel officially announced it was releasing the Core i7-8086K, a special edition processor that commemorates the 40th anniversary of the 8086, which debuted as the first x86 processor on June 8, 1978. As part of the special-edition release, Intel opened up a sweepstakes to give away 8,086 of the six-core 12-thread processors. Intel also made the processors available at retail, and though the company doesn't have an official MSRP, you can find the chips at several retailers for ~$425.
Now AMD is offering to replace 40 of the winners' chips with its own 16-core 32-thread $799 Threadripper processors, thus throwing a marketing wrench into Intel's 40th-anniversary celebration.
See also: The Intel Core i7-8086K Review
(Score: 2) by JoeMerchant on Wednesday June 20 2018, @02:00PM (1 child)
That explains the grumpy attitude. I built a Gentoo system in ~2004 when it was the only (practical) way to get 64 bits, maintained that until about 2008, and never looked back when I shut it down. Mepis, Ubuntu, Cent, anything has been a better experience than Gentoo. But, Gentoo did get me 64 bits for over a year before it was easier with other systems.
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(Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Wednesday June 20 2018, @09:59PM
Well, it is a bit easier if you use Calculate Linux [calculate-linux.org] and only have to bother compiling things you actually care about changing the default USE flags on.
My rights don't end where your fear begins.