90% of Intel mobile chips to be dual-core by 2007
Less than four months after the launch of the Core Duo, Reg Hardware
says Intel expects to ship more
dual-core than single-core mobile chips this quarter. This
figure is expected climb to a 9:1 dual-core to single-core ratio by the
end of the year, leaving only 10% of new Intel-based notebooks with single-core chips.
Intel is said to base these expectations partly on the accelerated
release schedule for Core-based chips, which currently has Merom
mobile processors shipping by August. Interestingly, the expected June and July launch dates for
server/workstation Woodcrest and desktop Conroe processors may not have
as big an impact, as the company only expects 75% of its desktop and
workstation/server chip production to be dual-core by the end of the
year. That's also despite the fact that Intel shipped its first
dual-core Pentium D desktop chips nearly a year ago, a whole eight
months before the Core Duo.