Tuesday, September 18, 2007

AMD to sell 'triple-core' chip

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. plans to offer a processor with three computing engines, or cores, for desktop computers in the first quarter of 2008, the company said late Monday.

The announcement came just a week after AMD launched its new "quad-core" server chip, the first from is the first from the company to feature four cores on a chip instead of just one or two.

AMD expects the processors to be the world's first PC processors to integrate three cores on a single die of silicon. Citing Mercury Research, the company said quad-core processors made up less than 2 percent of desktop computer shipments in the second quarter -- signaling the need for a wider range of multi-core products.

Source: www.businessweek.com

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