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I wouldn't say 1-2 decates. 2 years ago, intel showed off a 256-logical core CPU! Guessing that would be a 128-core CPU with HT enabled.
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I predict we will see a doubling of the # of cores in "mainstream" CPUs every couple of years or so, about the same clip as the multi-core progression went / is going with GPUs.
    
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There is no indication when Intel will actually use such a technology, but the examples in the patent start with at least 32 cores total, which use 16 active and 16 spare cores.


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Isn't this going to affect CPUs/GPUs that can have cores unlocked and the like?
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I wouldn't say 1-2 decates. 2 years ago, intel showed off a 256-logical core CPU! Guessing that would be a 128-core CPU with HT enabled.

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I doubt Intel will go to 16 cores for a while yet, IB-e may be 12 cores on 2011 (If not, Haswell and it's enthusiast/server socket will) but their mainstream CPUs are unfortunately sticking to the quad core variety for now.
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