Intel Dual Core Plans & Features

  • More than half of the "high-performance" chips that Intel ships will have
    dual cores by end 2005
  • Dual-core approach will let it offer greater performance for desktops and
    notebooks while circumventing power-consumption problems
  • Dual-core chips offer more performance than single-cores by adding more
    parallelism, or the ability to do multiple jobs simultaneously
  • The two processor cores on a dual-core chip would also run at lower clock
    speeds, reducing overall power consumption, even compared with a single-core
    chip of similar performance
  • Essentially, the design paradigm has shifted at Intel and all the
    resources we have are dedicated to multicore processors
  • One reason for moving quickly to Dual core is because Intel could not ship
    desktop and notebook processors at 150 watts
  • Intel may also jump to 64 bits with its dual-core desktop chips but
    software is likely to take advantage of multicore chips sooner than it takes
    advantage of 64 bit capabilities
  • Intel will continue to boost the performance of its current Pentium 4 and
    Pentium M single-core chips. The Pentium 4 will gain more cache increasing
    from 1MB to 2MB.
  • Intel has also fitted the Pentium 4 with a security feature designed to
    prevent buffer overflows

  • More than half of the "high-performance" chips that Intel ships will have
    dual cores by end 2005
  • Dual-core approach will let it offer greater performance for desktops and
    notebooks while circumventing power-consumption problems
  • Dual-core chips offer more performance than single-cores by adding more
    parallelism, or the ability to do multiple jobs simultaneously
  • The two processor cores on a dual-core chip would also run at lower clock
    speeds, reducing overall power consumption, even compared with a single-core
    chip of similar performance
  • Essentially, the design paradigm has shifted at Intel and all the
    resources we have are dedicated to multicore processors
  • One reason for moving quickly to Dual core is because Intel could not ship
    desktop and notebook processors at 150 watts
  • Intel may also jump to 64 bits with its dual-core desktop chips but
    software is likely to take advantage of multicore chips sooner than it takes
    advantage of 64 bit capabilities
  • Intel will continue to boost the performance of its current Pentium 4 and
    Pentium M single-core chips. The Pentium 4 will gain more cache increasing
    from 1MB to 2MB.
  • Intel has also fitted the Pentium 4 with a security feature designed to
    prevent buffer overflows
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