I read this article while ago.........
Since I'm not IT expert, I like to understand this 8 cores. How this differ to previous cores such as i3, i5 and i7?
Haswell-E will have 8 physical cores per single package.The main difference between Haswell-E and four physical cores CPU of the same family is 2x increment in execution units available per hardware thread.
This announcement indicates also an introduction of the new variety of RAM (DDR-4), presumably for increased memory bandwidth.
These early high-priced new desktop models aren't aimed to appeal to IT people; more likely, they appeal to gamers who want to see if they can get a 2 month advantage over their buddies.
I don't agree entirely with what Iliya said. As I've worked with earlier 8- and 12-core Xeon CPUs, I don't expect any change there beyond the ability to support more hardware threads. I don't know whether those gamers who might be the targets of this announcement have improved their ability to take advantage of multiple cores.
>>>I don't agree entirely with what Iliya said>>>
I only mentioned what is the main difference between quad-core and octal-core CPU's.
>>>I don't know whether those gamers who might be the targets of this announcement have improved their ability to take advantage of multiple cores>>>
Only if the newest games can be able to use efficiently multiple cores to split effectively game workload into multiple hardware threads of execution.Here I mean main thread,I/O thread, AI thread,Physics thread etc....
Guys, both of you have good points regarding my question. Both of you answered well. Thank you.
In simple words it will have 8 processors I guess.
>>>In simple words it will have 8 processors I guess.>>>
Haswell-E will have 8 physical cores per single package.