Posted by: Nathan Simon
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Intel Nehalem-EX 6-core processor
Intel announced yesterday that it will be unveiling its six core processor, called Nehalem-EX, in the first half of 2010. The newest Intel chip will be targeted towards High Performance Computing (HPC) segment and will reportedly optimize server performance.
With the announcement of this new processor one can hope that it will drive the prices down of the previously released Core i5 and Core i7 Processors. I myself am still using a Core 2 Duo E4300 clocked at 2750Mhz(original clock speed 2200Mhz). I know, I know, I’m a bad person for overclocking, but to keep up with technology explosions I had to push my hardware to the limit. Next up for me is definitely a Core i5. So to Intel, keep announcing more cores and faster clock speeds, its only going to make it more affordable for me to make my next upgrade.
Also announced is that Hyper-threading is back on the new Core i5 and Core i7 Processors, Intel says that it was the smart thing to do, more instructions per clock cycle without using extra power.