Dual-cores, quad-cores, hexa-core and even octa-core processors are fairly common, but how many people can boast about their computer having over 50 cores packed tighter than sardines in a 22nm piece of silicon? You can if you're Intel.
We've seen lots of people who have built pretty cool custom PCs, but usually they're just putting off the shelf parts in an artsy-fartsy homemade case. That wasn't enough of a challenge for Steve Chamberlin, who was determined to build the CPU for his computer from scratch.
Intel is testing the market for upgradeable CPUs, where extra performance features can be unlocked after you pay a fee and enter a code.