Quad-core coming

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By  Published  December 1, 2006

Intel has announced that its first quad-core processor offering, aimed at gaming enthusiasts and content creators, will be available around the globe by early 2007. Paul Otellini, Intel president and CEO made the announcement at the 10th annual Intel Developer Forum (IDF) conference, held recently in San Francisco, California. According to Otellini, the firm’s first quad-core processor, the Core 2 Extreme, will be shipped to computer manufacturers world-wide in November of this year. “The Core 2 Extreme quad-core processor will feature a dramatic 70% performance increase over today’s Intel Core 2 Extreme processor,” Otellini claimed. The firm’s mainstream processor, dubbed ‘Core 2 Quad’ will be shipped in the first quarter of 2007. For servers, the Quad Core Intel Xeon processor 5300 series brand for dual processors will be shipped by this year. Intel’s competitor AMD is set to release its quad-core offering called 4x4 in mid 2007.

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