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posted by martyb on Thursday March 14 2019, @04:06PM   Printer-friendly
from the competition++ dept.

Refresh Done Right? Intel Comet Lake Packs Up to 10 Cores

[coreboot], an open source project to replace the BIOS and UEFI, has some vital information on Comet Lakes. According to the Github page, Comet Lake-U (CML-U) processors, which are primarily aimed at laptops, carry up to six cores, while the Comet Lake-H (CFL-H) and Comet Lake-S (CMT-S) chips feature up to 10 cores.

Rumors on the street are that AMD's forthcoming Ryzen 3000-series desktop processors could purportedly pack a whopping 16 cores on a single chip. During AMD's presentation at the CES 2019 tech show in January, an eight-core, 16-thread Ryzen 3000-series chip was trading blows with Intel's Core i9-9900K, which could have pressured the Santa Clara chipmaker to cranking Comet Lake's core count to 10 cores for safe measure.

Intel is expected to launch its Comet Lake processors around the middle of the year. It's possible Intel could announce the chips at Computex 2019, which starts May 28.

Also at PCGamesN.

Related: AMD Announces Radeon VII GPU, Teases Third-Generation Ryzen CPU


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  • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Thursday March 14 2019, @05:24PM (3 children)

    by DannyB (5839) on Thursday March 14 2019, @05:24PM (#814321) Journal

    It's finally happening!

    I've been wanting to see more and more cores for at least ten years.

    I had expected that clock speed would quit increasing, and mostly it has. The next adolescent bragging rights would be "well my system has 16 cores!", "oh yeah, well my system has 24 cores, so there! And with lights and orange juice cooling!"

    We are at a point where developers in higher level languages are able to effectively use more cores as long as they can structure their problems in certain ways. The more you think about restructuring problems to run on multiple cores, the better at it you get -- I think. I had completely re-thought one problem. (previously described on SN once)

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 14 2019, @05:27PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 14 2019, @05:27PM (#814322)

    Golang with goroutines seems to be the easiest way IMHO.

  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 14 2019, @06:34PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 14 2019, @06:34PM (#814364)

    16 vs 24? My system has 32 cores already...

    • (Score: 2) by takyon on Thursday March 14 2019, @07:07PM

      by takyon (881) <takyonNO@SPAMsoylentnews.org> on Thursday March 14 2019, @07:07PM (#814383) Journal

      Threadripper 3 also comes out this year. Threadripper 2 raised max core count to 32, matching the first Epyc generation. Now Epyc is up to 64 and we'll see if T3 stays at 32 or increases to 48 or 64 cores.

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