Intel And AMD Tossing CPU Cores Around Like Candy

While I am not really in the high performance CPU market these days, I still enjoy watching the Intel/AMD "arms race" - or more properly, "cores race".

This week was a particularly fun time when Intel demonstrated a new 28-core product running at 5GHz (yes, twenty-eight cores in a desktop CPU), and AMD promptly pulled out a 32-core offering.

Later, it was brought up that the Intel presentation was a bit disingenuous, as there was quite a bit of the "pay no attention to that man behind the curtains" going on...

For perspective, the "fastest" one of my current small collection of desktop PCs has an older Intel i5 (4 cores, 4 threads). Our family PC has an even older Intel Core2 Q8400 (4 cores), for cripes sake. 

This new breed of CPU is so far out of my league it's not even funny. 

Having said that, I am planning on upgrading the family PC in the next 6-12 months, and I think I may go for one of the low to medium spec Ryzen CPUs at that time, just because I can. 

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