More than half of Intel's CPU shipments are multi-core

Posted on Monday, Feb 26 2007 @ 08:16 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Intel said last week that it's already shipping more multi-core processors than single-core chips:
A spokesman for Intel Corp., the world’s biggest supplier of x86 microprocessor, told a conference on Thursday that over half of the central processing units (CPUs) that the company shipped in the fourth quarter contained two or more cores.

Stacy Smith, vice president and assistant of chief financial officer at Intel Corp., said during a presentation at the Bank of America technology conference that in Q4 2006 over 50% of microprocessors shipped by the company contained two processing engines, which essentially marks the milestone when multi-core x86 chips start to prevail over single-core offerings, at least, when it comes to Intel’s chips.


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