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World’s first consumer deca-core processor – Intel i7-6950X

This is huge! Desktops are getting the next big leap in processing power with Intel’s Core i7-6950X Broadwell-E processor which has 10 3.5 GHz cores (20 with HyperThreading). It’s been a couple years since we’ve had such a breakthrough. This was accomplished by shrinking the transistors again, now only a tiny 14 nm. Human hair is 0.017 to 0.18 mm thick… there are 1 million nanometers (nm) in a millimeter (mm). Unfortunately new emerging technology has a price, this processor is coming in around $1,500. Ouch. But wait a year and it should be affordable for people interested in beefing up their HEDTs (high-end desktops).

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  1. That’s a pretty high price for a processor, but let’s face it, it seems so good to be truth! I actually got impressed with how thick it is, imagine that? But I guess that’s what now it seems to be a luxury tomorrow will be a pretty normal thing to possess, I guess that it’s only a matter of time until we are basically forced to buy more modern things, especially when it comes to technological devices.

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