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Considering that even my far-from-flagship phone has an eight-core processor, I wouldn't be surprised to see a 12-core in the near future.



Sure, but that's more like dual-quad (since no one uses Asymmetrical MultiProcessing).


Which is also another bet people should start making.

Most of the time, my laptop is doing workloads that would leave an Atom bored to death, but when I need it, I sure love those i7 cores.

I would gladly sacrifice one i7 core for 4 Atom ones, provided the OS knew what to do with them.


Yeah, it's a latency vs power vs parallelism issue




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