How many cores does Intel’s Ice Lake-SP XCC have?

Most people get this one wrong

Intel LogoHow many cores does Intel’s Ice Lake-SP XCC die have? SemiAccurate thinks you will say 38 but let’s break that down.

It starts out with a curious but anecdotal story that one of SemiAccurate’s moles recently passed along. They asked why Intel’s latest round of roadmaps don’t have core counts any more. When we asked what exactly they meant, we were told that some items which historically had core counts no longer do. It could be an oversight or it could be a new trend, time will tell. What we can say for now is that 38 is not the right answer.

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Disclosures: Charlie Demerjian and Stone Arch Networking Services, Inc. have no consulting relationships, investment relationships, or hold any investment positions with any of the companies mentioned in this report.

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Charlie Demerjian is the founder of Stone Arch Networking Services and is a technology news site; addressing hardware design, software selection, customization, securing and maintenance, with over one million views per month. He is a technologist and analyst specializing in semiconductors, system and network architecture. As head writer of, he regularly advises writers, analysts, and industry executives on technical matters and long lead industry trends. Charlie is also available through Guidepoint and Mosaic. FullyAccurate