“A new version of a roadmap distributed by Intel to its closest partners lists the upcoming quad-core “Kentsfield” as the new flagship of the firm’s desktop processor portfolio. The new Core 2 Extreme will arrive with a clock speed of 2.67 GHz, more L2 cache and substantially higher power consumption,” Wolfgang Gruener reports for TG Daily.
Gruener reports, “If it is only the fastest processor that matters to you, then your 1P dual-core processor system will be outdated by the end of this year. AMD will soon be introducing a 2P platform, called 4×4, with two dual-core processors that transition the company’s high-end offering to the first native quad-core processor scheduled to launch in Q2 or Q3 of next year; Intel’s Kentsfield, which is promised to be available in time for the holiday season, will not be a “native” quad-core since it will combine to dual-core Conroe cores in one package, but it will be the first quad-core processor available on the market.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “The Other Steve” and”LinuxGuy and Mac Prodigal Son” for the heads up.]