Intel gave the dates for the new platform as the following: 4, 6, 8 and 10-core parts available for pre-order from June 19th; 4, 6, 8 and 10-core parts shipping to consumers from June 26th; 12-core parts expected to ship in August; and 14, 16 and 18 core parts expected to ship in October.
IOW, they're going to start making IDENTICAL 18-core parts NOW, and they'll bin them according to how many (4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18) functioning cores pass QA. By October, they hope to have their processes straightened out to the point where they can get maybe a 5-8% yield on the 18-core version.
Meanwhile, you've still got 18 cores sharing the same memory bus, running the same-old, same-old 8086 instruction set. REPNE SCASB forever, baby!
or (b) it's been created to make the Trump administration look competent and tough.
$DIETY, how I miss the quiet, towering intellectualism and sure, deft, thoughtful competence of the George W. Bush administration.
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