Intel says quad-core still won't be mainstream in 2008

Posted on Sunday, May 14 2006 @ 1:10 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The first quad-core processors will be launched by the end of this year but Intel says dual-core will still be mainstream even in 2008:
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.

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