Intel: the Pentium D was a rush job

Posted on Monday, August 22 2005 @ 9:15 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Intel recently admitted the dual-core Pentium D processor was a rush job, because they needed to prepare dual-core CPUs to match the ones from AMD.
Intel first announced intention to deliver dual-core processors for various markets in May, 2005. It is now revealed that the company began to work on the project around the same time, which gave the firm a very short time to complete the development and launch the product in mass production. That said, Intel had to use existing technologies and not develop a new processor system bus, integrate memory controller into the central processing unit or perform any other enhancements.
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