28 Cores of Bulls#!t – Intel’s “5GHz” Parlor Trick

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We talk about Intel’s 28-core, 5GHz CPU unveil at Computex, which we found disingenuous and misleading.
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Intel used a Xeon processor for its “new” desktop demo, likely the 8176 Xeon CPU, then pretended that the CPU was a brand new desktop part. The company also pushed the narrative of a 5GHz overclock on 28 cores, but neglected to note that they were using a chiller to achieve these temperatures. It’s an old CPU — rebranded as a new one, at that — and it’s overclocked with an unnamed chiller that operated below -10 degrees Celsius.

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Host: Steve Burke
Video: Andrew Coleman, Keegan Gallick, Ryan Greenberg

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