Sockets, CPUs, Cores and Threads: The History…

Sockets, CPUs, Cores and Threads: The History of x86 Processor Terms

Sockets, CPUs, Cores and Threads: The History…

By Carl Olafson, Staff Technical Account Manager (TAM) Without diving too deeply into the details, the x86 architecture was a commercial product in the late 1970’s as an 8-bit CPU. Back then, the relationship of Socket to CPU to Core to Thread was 1:1. Over time, the definitions have been blurred due to advancements in The post Sockets, CPUs, Cores and Threads: The History of x86 Processor Terms appeared first on VMware Professional Services.


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