Intel’s code-named Penryn and Wolfdale processors, which are to be manufactured using 45nm process technology, due to arrive in early 2008 will be incarnations or Merom and Conroe processors, respectively. They will only have two processing engines, which means that “wide-spread” quad-core chip era is not around the corner. On the other hand, this means that the epoch of the single-core chips comes to its end: Intel does not seem to plan more single-core central processing units.More details over atX-bit Labs.
Intel says quad-core still won't be mainstream in 2008
Posted on Sunday, May 14 2006 @ 1:10 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck