Intel's subsequent Xeon chip stuffs as much as 18 cores into very highly effective PCs

Intel's next Xeon chip stuffs up to 18 cores into very powerful PCs

AMD and Intel have been in a race to stuff their highest-finish processors with as many cores as potential, and it seems that this one-upmanship is not about to finish any time quickly — a lot to your benefit. As Macworld UK notes, Intel is near releasing a brand new vary of Xeon E5 processors the place extra cores (and thus extra parallel computing energy) is par for the course. In response to ChipLoco‘s leaked roadmap, even the bottom-spec chips begin with six cores versus in the present day’s 4; one of the best mannequin touts a whopping 18, which ought to assist heavy-obligation methods juggle an enormous variety of simultaneous workloads.

You might get to see this new Xeon in motion, too. The brand new E5 is predicted to launch on September ninth in Dell Precision workstations, and it is also a direct improve to the chips used within the Mac Professional. Sadly, you doubtless will not discover an 18-core desktop in an Apple Retailer any time quickly — that processor will probably be too scorching and energy-hungry — however it’s solely potential that a 14-core Mac will present up. Whichever platform you favor, you should not have to attend for for much longer for a dream 4K video modifying rig.