AMD pushed their 8 and 16 core processors back until 2011. As of right now I don't know if Intel pushed their release date back. They were both to be released this year but things happen. Obviously these would be used for servers and not for home use right now. But this brings me to a question. When will we stop pushing so many cores? Right now most programs are just starting to be written to optimize duo core processors. I can't imagine how long it will take to make programs to be written for quad cores. I had a tech teacher predict that the processors would be made for certain operations in the system. A processor for the harddrive, one for video graphic, one for networking, and so on. So what does the community think? Will we just keep pushing more cores into one little package? Or is there a breaking point?