Intel's First Quad-Core Processor to Emerge in Two Months

Intel Corp. may unveil its innovative quad-core microprocessor for desktops in just two months from now, a bit earlier than originally anticipated, according to a media report. Early launch may indicate that the company has sufficient product yield and will be able to supply the new chip in volumes to solidify its positions in the markets of high-end desktops and workstations.

Intel is planning to introduce its quad-core code-named Kentsfield microprocessor for desktops in early November, a news-story at eWeek claims. This means that moving the launch from the Q1 2007 to Q4 2006 was not conducted just in order to formally launch the chip in the second half of December '06, like Intel did with its extreme version of code-named Presler (Pentium D 900-series) product, but really bring the quad-core processing to desktops this year.

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News source: Xbit Labs

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