12/10/2005

Intel, AMD Believe in the Power of Four

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 12:14 pm

The race is on to produce four-core processors for PCs.

Intel Corp., which is readying a bevy of dual-core chips for release in systems in the next month, is already plotting a move to quad cores, which some reports have said could come as soon as early 2007.

Thus the two main PC processor manufacturers, Intel and its rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc., appear to be working toward the same goal of doubling the number of cores their processors can offer customers during 2007.

AMD has already discussed a plan to begin offering a family of four-core chips in 2007, whereas Intel has only hinted about a four- core server chip thus far.

While the chip makers once battled over clock speed—in one form or another—the coming years will bring a new rivalry. where the Intel and AMD will trade barbs on who can offer chips with more processor cores sooner with better performance per watt or how much power each chip consumes versus the amount of performance it offers customers.

Source: eWeek

 

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