AMD will release chips with two processing cores in 2005, and then follow in 2006 with chips based around a new chip core code-named Pacifica. The technologies are expected to follow the company’s initial dual-core design, which is said to be launched in 2005. Pacifica will be a dual-core chip that also contains virtualization technology–which allows a computer to run multiple operating systems–and a security technology called Presidio. Pacifica will appear in desktops, notebooks and servers in 2006. AMD said it also will come out with a new ultra low-power chip for notebooks.

AMD will release chips with two processing cores in 2005, and then follow in 2006 with chips based around a new chip core code-named Pacifica. The technologies are expected to follow the company’s initial dual-core design, which is said to be launched in 2005. Pacifica will be a dual-core chip that also contains virtualization technology–which allows a computer to run multiple operating systems–and a security technology called Presidio. Pacifica will appear in desktops, notebooks and servers in 2006. AMD said it also will come out with a new ultra low-power chip for notebooks.