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Are You Ready For A 10 Core Processor?

By June 9, 2016May 25th, 2021Blog, Technology News

are_you_ready_for_a_10_core_processorYou’ve probably got either a dual- or quad-core computer sitting on your desk right now, but if you love bleeding edge technology, then you’re going to want to upgrade after reading this. Recently, at the Computex trade show in Taipei, intel unveiled its first ever 10-core processor, designed for the home market (although why these aren’t called “deca-cores” is a bit of a mystery, given the convention thus far).

The one caveat that accompanies the new chips is price. For a top of the line processor like this, the prices start just over $1700. Add in the high-end graphics card and other components you’d need to make the most out of that kind of processing horsepower, and you could easily be looking at spending a good amount for your next PC. On the other hand, it’s hard to put a price tag on bragging rights.

So who would use a beast of a processor like this, realistically?

Two potential applications come immediately to mind. High-end video editing could make exquisite use out of such power, as could anything dealing with virtual reality, from VR gaming, to 3D product and prototype development. While today’s commonly used quad-core processors might struggle with such things unless you really beef up the rest of the system, Intel’s top end processor could handle anything on the market today with ease.

If your company is currently engaged in a project where this kind of high end processing power would come in handy, you owe it to yourself to check out the 10-core for yourself. It just might be exactly what you’re looking for. Of course, if you’re an avid gamer in your downtime, you might also want to pick one up for home entertainment use. As we mentioned above, a PC built around that kind of processing power will cost you a pretty penny, but you’d have an unbelievably robust system.

Jason Manteiga

Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.