Intel said at IDF that it plans to ship one million quad-core processors before AMD even ships one.
This isn’t too surprising as Intel is set to release Kentsfield and Clovertown processors next month for enthusiast gamers, workstations and server markets.
AMD on the other hand has no plans to ship its quad-core Deerhound Socket F processors until late next year, giving Intel quite a long head start. Earlier this year, AMD CEO Hector Ruiz claimed the company would demonstrate its quad-core architecture this year. In August of this year, AMD publically announced that the company has taped out its native quad-core CPU. Traditionally AMD ships its processors a year after taping out.