What's beyond dual-core processors?

Posted on Tuesday, Jan 02 2007 @ 02:07 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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..

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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