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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Computer Business Intel Still the King of Dual-Core Desktops

Recent reports have confirmed that computer business Intel will release a microprocessor called the Core 2 Duo that will give the company a lead in the dual-core desktop field above Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Inc. for the first time in a few years. Prices for the new chip at least currently beat those for AMD’s comparable chip.

This new report marks a change for computer business Intel, as the company was behind AMD’s Athlon 64 FX and X2 dual core products by such a large margin that Intel had to cut costs to consumers in order to get interest. Intel experts hope that former practices will be a thing of the past and that this new dual-core chip will allow the business to go in a new direction with both low pricing and the best power and heat specifications.

The difference in performance between AMD’s and Intel’s dual-core processors will not be experienced by the typical user. High-end gaming and also multi-media applications will be much more influenced due to their need for more processing power than corporate applications.

The new chip line from Intel will be based on its “Core” microarchitecture. This design is meant to use minimal power but still achieve high performance, which marks a real shift for a company that previously stressed only performance-based factors.

AMD plans to promote a more aggressive price in July to regain the lead in desktop products. However, Intel will also decrease prices once Core 2 Duo chips start shipping.

Blogged By: Computer Consulting 101