CPU Moderator, VC&G Moderator, Elite Member
- May 16, 2002
From what I see, the p-core is great, but takes too much power, so a 16 p-core was unfeasable, so they added the e-cores to help with MT performance but keep power manageable. It still takes more than the 5950x, even my lowly 12700F, but keeps up with 1/2 the cores, at half the price, but at more power than all 16 cores of the 5950x. Its a mixed bag type arrangement.Until Intel shows a working E-core only CPU, I have my doubts. Maybe the E-core cluster is a relatively quick hackjob done on the advice of Jim Keller, when it became apparent to them that they would have issues with MT throughput in future and so the CPU cluster cannot communicate to the outside world unless the communication is initiated by a P-core?