Intel Ignites Quad-Core Era


The World's Best Microprocessor Gets Even Better

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 14, 2006 - Intel Corporation today kicked off the computer industry's multi-core PC era by delivering four computing 'brains' inside a single microprocessor with the introduction of the Quad-Core Intel Xeon 5300 and Intel Core 2 Extreme quad-core processor families. These products deliver immense speed and responsiveness for general purpose servers, workstations, digital media creation, high-end gaming and other market segments that crave absolute performance.

Intel began the transition to multi-core technology four years ago with Intel Hyper-threading technology, followed by the introduction of the industry's first dual-core PC processors in April of last year. Intel recently refreshed its entire product line in just 100 days by introducing more than thirty new desktop and server processors based on the revolutionary Intel Core microarchitecture, a more powerful yet energy efficient design.

"Today's announcement ushers in another new era in computing. The capabilities of quad-core microprocessors will bring new possibilities for science, entertainment, and business." said Paul Otellini, president and CEO, Intel. "I'm incredibly proud of what Intel's employees have achieved with these new products."

Intel has made this next step in the computer's ongoing evolution as fast and easy as possible through continued investment in silicon process and manufacturing technology, innovative and tailored product design, and a myriad of software developer tools and programs.  READ MORE...

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