There are 2,4,6,8,10,12,14...32..128 core CPUs. But all these are EVEN numbers. CPUs with odd-number of cores are almost non-existent. WHY ?
1. Making an actual CPU die with an odd number of cores.
In this scenario, I know the answer to the question.
It's possible to actually make a die with...
Apple is betting on it's Big cores. The M1 Pro doubles the number of firestorm cores but halves the number of icestorm cores compared to the M1. A future 'M1 Quadra' is rumoured to have 32 Big cores and just 8 small cores. So, yes, Apple is focusing on it's big cores.
Intel on the other hand...
Today 16 cores is the limit for desktop consumer chips. The Ryzwn 8 5950X has 16 cores and the Core i9 12900K has 16 cores ( 7 efficiency, 8 performance).
How many cores do you think the top consumer* chips will have in 2025 ?
*by consumer chips i mean the Ryzen 3,5,7,9 series and Intel Core...
Can someone calculate the  Performance per Area and  Performance per Watt of the following cores:
1) Apple Firestorm
2) AMD Zen 3
3) Intel Golden Cove
Thanks in advance : )
Edit : I Wouldn't mind values of Sunny Cove if Golden Cove isn't available.