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Maybe Cannonlake will be like this

Pentium/Celeron quad core without HT
Core i3 quad core with HT
Core i5 six core with HT
Core i7 eight core with HT

pentium/celeron would probably be all Atom cores.

that type of i3 would be improbable, its a lot more logical to use their E series as a baseline, all 6~10cores will be i7s.
we would probably see two "K" i7s, one is 4C/8T, the other is 6C/12T, hopefully priced at $350, slightly cheaper than i7-5820K.
8C/16T or 10C/20T might not be available on the mainstream platform, as those are normally reserved for their E series.
cannonlake-E will most likely have 6C/12T as the cheapest processor, with 8C/16T in the middle and 10C/20T as the $1000 flagship.

the question is whether how this'll affect the other i3/i5/i7 prices.
Edited by epic1337 - 10/1/15 at 4:32am
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If getting more cores will mean worse overclocks, I'll stick to 4 cores.

Many people feel that way, ESPECIALLY since programmers can't seem to write a game that actually uses more than 4 cores to save their life.

Just throwing 16 Cores and 32 thread at a game that can't use them is a waste ... trust me, I know first hand with my dual 8 core Xeon with a 980Ti build.
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Many people feel that way, ESPECIALLY since programmers can't seem to write a game that actually uses more than 4 cores to save their life.

Just throwing 16 Cores and 32 thread at a game that can't use them is a waste ... trust me, I know first hand with my dual 8 core Xeon with a 980Ti build.

What's more, old games aren't getting re-optimized. Games that can't use multiple cores will remain that way for the foreseeable future...

 

Based on the current pace in single-threaded performance improvement, I estimate it will take approximately another 10 years for Oblivion to give me 60fps in the Mage's district with mods.

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Hopefully with i7s they skip 6C/12t mainstream and jump straight to 8c/16t with Enthusiast at 10c/20t.

The only bad thing about a Core count increase is AMD would take a dirt nap as they wouldn't be able to compete at all.
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Why bother with more cores when the ecosystem is not ready?
 
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Why bother with more cores when the ecosystem is not ready?

I'd assume it will be by the time Cannonlake launches.
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I'd assume it will be by the time Cannonlake launches.

indeed, DX12 and Vulkan alone will guarantee this.
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Originally Posted by 47 Knucklehead View Post

Many people feel that way, ESPECIALLY since programmers can't seem to write a game that actually uses more than 4 cores to save their life.


Just throwing 16 Cores and 32 thread at a game that can't use them is a waste ... trust me, I know first hand with my dual 8 core Xeon with a 980Ti build.
What's more, old games aren't getting re-optimized. Games that can't use multiple cores will remain that way for the foreseeable future...

Based on the current pace in single-threaded performance improvement, I estimate it will take approximately another 10 years for Oblivion to give me 60fps in the Mage's district with mods.
That's how they're going to market silicon-germanium.

"Oblivion 60 FPS ready! Buy now!"
    
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What's more, old games aren't getting re-optimized. Games that can't use multiple cores will remain that way for the foreseeable future...

Based on the current pace in single-threaded performance improvement, I estimate it will take approximately another 10 years for Oblivion to give me 60fps in the Mage's district with mods.

Exactly, and for gamers like me, who play games for years (upwards of 7 or 15 or even 20), it's actually better to game on an old fast dual core than a slower hex or oct core. thumb.gif
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Just like the pixel density hype/fad I hope cores don't do the same.
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