Intel's Quad-Core Ready to Rumble

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Intel's quad-core chips are expected to go on a rampage next Wednesday. Codenamed Kentsfield, the brawny chips are single-socket CPUs with four processing cores. The Core 2 Extreme Quad QX6700 (gotta love the name) will be clocked at 2.66GHz with a 1066MHz front side bus. AMD's response, the 4x4 platform which marries two of its dual-core chips, isn't expected till a few weeks after. While the chips will be the "latest tech," there won't be that much of a performance jump for your everyday Joes (not unless you're running multithreaded apps like video editing). In other words, you can still brag about your Core 2 Duo system.

Wraps Come Off Intel Quad Core [via ExtremeTech]


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