Intel Ships 3.2GHz Hexacore i7-970 Desktop CPU

Intel's 32nm Gulftown architecture has produced its latest gem: the 3.2GHz hexacore i7-970 processor that'll set you back $900. In addition to being super speedy—especially with TurboBoost, which lets you rev up to 3.46GHz—you get 12MB of on-chip cache and a triple-channel DDR3 memory controller. Fun times, and… » 7/19/10 4:40pm 7/19/10 4:40pm

Details Leak on the Next Mac Pro Processor?

According to Hardmac, the next Mac Pro (which really needs an architecture refresh) will carry a 32nm, six-core "Gulftown" processor with 12MB of L3 cache known as the Core i7-980X—apparently it won't be i9-branded. But the really nuts news? The high end, double power Mac Pro could have a whopping 12 cores inside. [… » 12/15/09 10:55am 12/15/09 10:55am

Intel Plans 32-Core Processor by 2009/2010

It might be time to change our way of thinking about processor speed. Now Intel is hinting at processors with 32 cores available by the end of this decade. Sure, the company predicted 20GHz chips by 2010 a few years ago, but now instead of higher gigahertz numbers, they're talking multiple cores that will result in… » 7/10/06 8:33am 7/10/06 8:33am