Crank Up Computer Speed With Intel Core i7-5960X 8-Core CPU

October 1, 2014

If you’ve purchased a computer in the past few years, you most likely got a processor with four cores. This means CPU can perform four tasks at the same time. Some of those processors allow hyperthreading which splits each core into two pieces. On a hyperthreaded machine, you can run eight threads at a time. Eight is good, but hyperthreading means that each thread is running a bit slower than if the processor was not hyperthreaded.

Intel has now released the Intel Core i7-5960X Haswell-E 8-Core Processor that has eight full cores running at 3.0 GHz. Of course those eight cores can be hyperthreaded so that sixteen tasks are running concurrently!

Intel Core i7-5960X Haswell-E 8-Core 3.0GHz LGA 2011-v3 140W Desktop Processor
Of course great power costs great money as this new processor is currently selling for $1049.99 at Amazon. I don’t expect that any of you are going to run out and buy such an expensive CPU today, but you know those prices will drop over time until all of this power is something that all of us can afford!

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  1. Anonymous

    I’m guessing you know about these two magazines, if so suggest you pass on this info to others, if not, then be sure to check out:

    CPU Computer Power User magazine
    MaximumPC magazine

    Lots of useful info on components and builds of PCs.

    Doug.S

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