Intel was the star of Computex last week, but not in the way the Santa Clara company was likely hoping for. News of Intel’s 28-Core Cpu 5GHz stage blunder spread like wildfire across the web. But it’s not just Intel that have fumbled magnificently on-stage in recent years and been caught out, so we thought we'd take a look at some of the greatest historical blunders in the computer tech world.
But if you didn’t manage to catch Intel’s Computex show, you missed the surprise announcement of a 28-core CPU clocked to a massive 5GHz. This processor was rolled out on-stage in two hefty systems, and a Cinebench R15 benchmark was swiftly obliterated by the powerful Chip.
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The host, senior VP and general manager of the client computing group at Intel, Gregory Bryant, confirmed these chips would be available to consumers by the end of the year, but “forgot” to mention the seriously heavy-duty overclock in place allowing that chip to score such breathtaking scores.
“What’s amazing is there’s that trade-off,” Bryant says. “This actually gives you 5GHz and you can get single-threaded performance frequency not necessarily having to sacrifice that for multithreaded performance as well.”