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I’m sure you have heard of multi-core processors before. You’re probably reading this on one right now. But, I’m pretty sure you’ve never heard of anything like this. Engineers at UC Davis have developed a CPU called KiloCore, which has 1,000 cores.
In the past couple of years, a number of PC enthusiasts have been removing the lid – aka the Integrated Heat Spreader – on their Intel CPUs to replace the stock thermal paste with third party ones that do a better job of siphoning heat off of the chip itself.
Did you know that the Apple Watch is probably more powerful than the iPhone 4? Or that the Samsung Galaxy S6 is five times more powerful than the PlayStation 2? Those are just two of the comparisons that technology education website Experts Exchange made in its new infographic about the processing power of some of the most popular devices.
Over the last few years, we haven’t seen the kind of gains in computing speed that one might expect if you’re strictly following Moore’s Law. We’re beginning to run into limits on the frequency of any single CPU or GPU, and one of the modern ways to get past this limitation is through the use of parallel computing architectures.
If you are a hard-core overclocker ready to grab up a new Intel processor, you will so jizz your pants at this. Intel has announced that it is now offering an add-on warranty on certain Core processors that will replace it – even if your overclocking kills the CPU.
Engineer/consultant/card shark Harry Mylonadis has given the classic trump card game a geeky refresh. His new project CPU Wars pits 30 of the most significant computer processors in a battle of numbers, a game which PC enthusiasts already play with real computer components.
The Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone was unveiled a while back, and the thing looks really nice and has solid specifications. Apparently, some of the smartphones will be packing NVIDIA Tegra 2 under the hood and others won’t.
Over the years, I have often stood back and wondered when Intel was going to get a clue. Take for instance the complaining and whining the company did about netbooks cannibalizing the sales of its more profitable chips.
Apple today revealed new Mac Pro workstation models which features up to a whopping EIGHT CPU cores.
Fully maxed out, the systems can have two Quad-Core Intel Xeon 3.0GHz processors, up to 3TB of hard disk storage and up to 16 GB of RAM.