Intel President Paul Otellini announced three second-generation dual-core processors and said first-generation prototypes are faring well. Code names for those second-generation dual-core chips are Conroe, for desktop machines; Merom, for laptops; and Woodcrest, for lower-end servers with two processor sockets. They will succeed Presler, Yonah and Dempsey, respectively. Merom is scheduled to arrive late next year but didn’t share other scheduling details. Conroe could arrive about the same time as Merom, but that Woodcrest will arrive after 2006. Whitefield and Tukwila in their Itanium line are their first multi-core products and will ship those in 2007. Otellini pegged the total number of dual-core efforts underway at Intel at 17.

Intel President Paul Otellini announced three second-generation dual-core processors and said first-generation prototypes are faring well. Code names for those second-generation dual-core chips are Conroe, for desktop machines; Merom, for laptops; and Woodcrest, for lower-end servers with two processor sockets. They will succeed Presler, Yonah and Dempsey, respectively. Merom is scheduled to arrive late next year but didn’t share other scheduling details. Conroe could arrive about the same time as Merom, but that Woodcrest will arrive after 2006. Whitefield and Tukwila in their Itanium line are their first multi-core products and will ship those in 2007. Otellini pegged the total number of dual-core efforts underway at Intel at 17.