Intel selling CPU “DLC”?

In a move that will probably shock plenty, Intel has decided to ask additional money for stuff the CPU you just bought can already do.

Indeed, similar to the business model where people buy a game and later on pay extra f

or downloadable content (which sometimes is already present on the disc), Intel wants people to pay an additional $50 so they can download some software package that “unlocks” extra threads and cache from Intel’s newest Pentium G6951 processor.

Intel is planning to charge you for unlocking the full potential of your CPU. Prices everywhere seem to be increasing. So now is the time to choose your best investment options. Trading continues to be one of the most popular choices when it comes to investments.

When we talk about trading there are several ways to do it. You can approach a conventional broker and then plan your investments or you could simply use one of the most convenient options, the online trading software and tools like CarbonFX. But given that the internet is full of scams, scams that would cost you a lot of money you should definitely start trading only after you have made sure that the chosen trading platform is genuine. You would be able to easily find online reviews about the trading platforms and all other information that you might need before using them.

So use the information well and plan your investments today to tackle the growing expenses.

An eagle-eyed Engadget reader was surfing the Best Buy shelves when he noticed this $50 card — and sure enough, Intel websites confirm — that lets you download software to unlock extra threads and cache on the new Pentium G6951 processor. Hardware.info got their hands on an early sample of the chip and discovered it’s actually a full 1MB of L3 cache that’s enabled plus HyperThreading support, which translates to a modest but noticeable upgrade.

Up to now chip companies have been reselling hardware-locked chips but those are sold at a lower price because they’ve got defects which is the reason why not all cores or cache are available. With this new model, you can “upgrade” your chip, similar to DLC for games.

I can hear people roaring in anger already, but I’m sure plenty of those same people have no problem paying extra for videogame DLC. Don’t say we didn’t warnyou. If it works for the gaming industry, other businesses are sure to follow suit.