Yes, But Can a Ten-Core PC Run Crysis?

According to reports from China, AMD will next year be releasing a new CPU called Piledriver. Appropriately, given its name, it may well go Zangief all over your games (or at least the games of the future that are actually coded for it), because it's got ten cores.

Yup. Ten. The catch? All those cores means it won't ship with any on-board graphics, and will need a new motherboard socket called FM2.


The Piledriver is based on the Bulldozer, which has a paltry eight cores.

AMD's 10 core Piledriver chips revealed [PC Gamer]

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