Core i9

Intel’s next set of CPUs are around the corner. The Core i9 has six cores, two more than the current performance leading Core i7. Early benchmarks show these hexacore CPUs improving performance by up to 50% over current i7 CPUs for 3D modeling and video encoding tasks. Windows 7, Snow Leopard and other OSes are becoming better optimized to take advantage of multiple cores. The i9 will be more power hungry, as expected: 130W versus 95W for the i7. These hexacore CPUs geared for servers and workstations are expected to be available in early 2010. Source: PCLab via Electronista, Engadget

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