Intel slowing chip development - 3.2GHz enough for 2008

Posted on Saturday, Jan 12 2008 @ 00:21 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
As AMD doesn't have any high-end parts that can beat Intel the chip giant isn't going to push the edge this year, FUD Zilla reports. Intel's Core 2 architecture is capable of achieving a lot more than what's currently on the market as chips like the Core 2 Extreme 9770 easily overclock from 3.2GHz to 4GHz on air but apparantly the firm isn't planning to release any higher-end parts this year:
In Q4 Intel is suppose to launch the Nehalem its new native 45nm quad core with eight treads that will replace the core architecture, but if AMD doesn’t make a really competitive part to Core 2 Extreme 9770, Intel will stick with 3.2GHz speed.

At least in the early days of January, it looks like Intel will have quite easy year, but AMD will be pushing with stuff like black Edition unlocked CPUs.

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