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PC makers may not be selling as many desktops as they used to, thanks in part to higher sales of devices like smartphones and Apple’s iPad. However that isn’t stopping PC processor makers from developing plans to make new and even more powerful PC CPUs. PC Gamer reports that a leaked processor road map from AMD reveals that the company is working on a desktop CPU with a whopping 10 processor cores inside.
The roadmap, which first appeared on a Chinese news web site, shows that the 10 core CPU has the rather appropriate code name “Piledriver”. It’s designed to be a variation on AMD’s previously announced “Bulldozer” CPU which is scheduled to launch with eight processor cores later this year. The Piledriver CPU will also use a new motherboard design called the FM2. The article adds that the roadmap also includes the Trinity CPU/GPU hybrid which is also supposed to use the same design as the Piledriver CPU along with the FM2 motherboard.
In an era where not too long ago having a quad-core CPU inside a gaming PC was a huge deal the prospect of being about to purchase a desktop gaming PC with a whopping 10 core is certainly a major one. It will be interesting to see what the pricing will be on such a processor and if PC game developers will take advantage of having so many cores to work with. AMD recently announced that it had brought in $1.57 billion in revenues for its latest quarter.
Woah, Now i have 2 different thoughts on it, 1: Its gonna be awesome & blow the current Intel i7s into dust. (I know Intel is soon gonna come up with something too, but until then they’re far behind) & 2: Will it be worth the huge price tag it will have & will any application or game be able to fully utilize it until atleast a few years from now, specially considering the fact that majority of even the current games are optimized for dual-core CPUs only, with the rest few being optimized for quad-cores?
Also, some people are saying that its an overkill & things like that, i highly disagree to that, i think technology should keep getting upgraded, for 2 important reasons. 1: Nothing is never too good. & 2: Newer/better technology brings down the prices of previous technologies, so we can just go & buy the older technologies then.