Quad-core processor ramp up will be slow

Posted on Wednesday, Apr 19 2006 @ 14:16 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
New software still doesn't take advantage of dual-core processors and as a result of that, as well as the increased complexity, quad-core processors will ramp very slow through the first year of introduction:
“The ramp of quad-core should be very slow through the first year of introduction, with a push as the company enters the manufacturing [process] transition [from 65nm to 45 nm],” said Jim McGregor, the author of the most recent Microprocessor Report from In-Stat.

Mr. McGregor believes that Intel Corp. would be “less aggressive on the move to quad-core for the PC than it has been with the dual-core transition” and expects initial adoption in low-end servers and high-end desktops only.
More details over at X-bit Labs


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