It seems like only yesterday that Intel and AMD announced their dual-core offerings and they're already getting all hot and bothered and releasing quad-core chips in Q1. Intel, not to be outdone, is attempting the same feat in the beginning/middle of 2006.

With dual-core ramping up from zero to about .9999999% penetration, I wonder how popular the quad-core will be—but let's let the markets figure that stuff out for us. Also, is it just me or is AMD kicking ass in terms of releases?

AMD quad core plans revealed [TheInquirer]
Intel set to go quad core early too [TheInquirer]

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