Octa-core articles

Building an Affordable 16-Core, 32-Thread Xeon Monster PC

#ThrowbackThursday Released in 2012 for a whopping $1,550, thousands of Xeon E5-2670 CPUs have hit the secondhand market as data centers upgraded their servers. This 4-year old CPU delivers 8 cores clocked at 2.6GHz with a 3.3GHz turbo frequency and a large 20MB L3 cache, but with supply overwhelming demand prices have plummeted. Or seen from another perspective: it's now possible to build an insanely affordable 16-core/32-thread beast for less than a flagship Core i7.

Qualcomm asserts eight-core mobile processors are 'dumb'

Qualcomm has joined the likes of Nokia and Intel in raining on the proverbial multi-core processor parade. During a recent chat with Taiwan media, Qualcomm senior vice president Anand Chandrasekher said eight-core processors like the new chips recently announced are…

MediaTek announces first true octa-core ARM processor

MediaTek, best known for their ARM processors found in low-end and mid-range smartphones, has announced they have developed the world's first true octa-core chip based on the ARM architecture. Unlike Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa, which has eight cores but uses…