Boundaries of computer technology are constantly being pushed further, with Intel one of the top players in processor development. They have just announced the successor to their eight-core Nehalem-EX processors which were launched this year.
Due to be released next year with the code-name Westmere-EX, the processors will be faster and include more cores with a possibility of up to 12. The chips will be aimed for servers with four sockets and more. The Westmere-EX Processors are to be manufactured using the more advanced 32-nanometer process, instead of the 45-nanometer used for the Nehalem-EX.
The news was announced by Intel’s vice president and director of PC client operations – Stephen Smith – in a webcast speech. He did not reveal the number of cores and the clock speed of the new processors, or what quarter of next year they will be released. Head over to Macworld for more on this story.