Intel and AMD announced new processors with an insane amount of cores - but they'll likely cost thousands of dollars
You might have heard that Intel and AMD annnounced new computer processors (CPUs) with 28 and 32 cores, respectively, at the Computex even in Taipei.
You might have even compared them to the number of cores in your own computer's specs, and seen the measly single-digit core count of your own CPU - like quad-core (four cores) - which could make you think it's time for a new computer.But don't worry, your CPU is probably fine, unless it's old and starting to become sluggish. Those new Intel and AMD CPUs, with their outrageous numbers of cores aren't really designed for you, the regular computer user, who only browses the web, plays games, and maybe uses Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop. Even if you're looking to buy a new computer, you shouldn't be waiting for these new highly-cored CPUs.
Here's what CPU cores are all about, and what Intel and AMD's new CPUs with literally dozens of cores are for:
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