Intel Quad-Core before the year is out
"Intel Quad-Core before the year is out"
Published: 21st July 2006 | Source: N/A |
Intel has announced that its desktop quad-core chip - 'Kentsfield' - will be in the machines of gamers before the year is out.
'Kentsfield' is two Conroes on one CPU board, making for four cores with a low power consumption. It was scheduled to come out in 2007, but Paul Otellini, Intel's CEO, announced that the release was being brought forward.
'Clovertown', Intel's quad-core server chip (which uses four Woodcrest cores) has also been moved forward.
AMD has an initiative called 4x4, which puts two FX-62s in one motherboard.Intel gone a step further and putting two processors on the same CPU.
The availability of quad-core will be good news for hardware enthusiasts that want to do a bit of everything at once.
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