Intel confirms second quarter dual-core processors
Intel has confirmed that it will introduce two separate dual-core desktop processors in the second quarter of this year. In addition to a dual-core "Smithfield" Pentium 4, Intel will introduce a 90-nano dual-core Extreme Edition processor with Hyper-Threading support. Both processors will support EM64T and come with new core logic chipsets, which nicely matches Intel's new platform mantra.
“In addition to our products, we are investing heavily to further prepare the industry for the shift to multi-core computing platforms,” said Robert Crooke, vice president, Desktop Platforms Group and general manager, Desktop Marketing and Strategic Planning, Intel. “We accelerated this effort with the introduction of Hyper-Threading Technology three years ago and we’re extending it by building multi-core processors. Platforms based on Intel multi-core technology will provide the performance and responsiveness consumers and businesses need to get the most enjoyment and productivity from their applications.”
Intel claims to have completed its initial production run of dual-core chips, which certainly sounds promising. They also claim to have over ten multi-core projects in development, including a 65-nano dual-core desktop chip that's up and running in its factory. Your move, AMD.