ComputerWorld takes a look at what's next in the processor world this year. Here's a snip:
As the calendar flips to 2007, we are firmly entrenched in the world of multi-core processors. And, based upon the confidential road maps of both Intel and AMD, it is clear that dual-core CPUs are only the launching point for the future of the microprocessor. In 2007, quad cores and even eight-core CPUs will be available. By 2009, there's a good chance that sixteen-core processors will be on the market.
As we enter 2007, five key questions regarding the pending year's CPU battle are on our minds..