Q4 2009 will slightly change the situation as up to 20 percent of CPUs might be quad-core based but there is a catch with this number. According to Intel 20+ percent of market will be shared by Core i7, Core 2 Quad 45nm and mainstream Nehalem that includes both Lynnfield quad-cores and Clarkdale dual-cores, so the actual 20+ percent number won’t be realistic.
In Q4 2009 we can only suggest that some 15+ percent of Intel’s total shipments will be quad-cores. Just to put things into perspective in the same quarter Pentium dual-core E5000 and E6000 45nm series will hold approximately 32 percent of the total Consumer based shipments.
Intel Lynnfield to boost quad-core adoption
Posted on Tuesday, Apr 07 2009 @ 02:15 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck