AMD Creates Budget Six-Core
Computer processors have come a long way in such a short time, with AMD's entry into the market coming all the way back in 1996 with the K5. Move ahead 14 years, when those single core, massive processors have been replaced by 45nm dies that run at upwards of 100x faster than previous chips. Now, enter the hexa-core processor. Intel and AMD have both launched their own hexa-cores over the past year, but anyone who has considered six-cores to power their computer can attest, they are pretty expensive chips. Now, AMD has prepared the world for a conceivably cheaper hexa-core processor, the 1045T, the younger brother of the 1090T, running at 2.7GHz, 95W TDP, and with a 9MB cache. Slated for a September launch, there is no price tag available, but this six-core processor could be the cheap solution for budget builders looking for the latest technology.