Intel shifts 64-bit emphasis

By on January 29, 2004, 6:02 PM
Intel plans to demonstrate a 64-bit revamp of its Xeon and Pentium processors in mid-February--an endorsement of a major rival's strategy and a troubling development for Intel's Itanium chip.

The demo, which follows the AMD64 approach of Intel foe Advanced Micro Devices, is expected at the Intel developer conference, Feb. 17 through 19 in San Francisco, according to sources familiar with the plan. Intel had code-named the technology Yamhill but now calls it CT, sources said.

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Masque said:
Wow.....the leader's following. I really like this competitive atmosphere......helps the market from our perspective. Keep it up guys....better and cheaper is what we look for. :grinthumb
Didou said:
When you think of all the trouble they went through to deny the existence of their x86-64 project & how 64-bit wasn't necessary for the desktop.Now that a lot of people are paying attention to Athlon64 with the upcoming release of WinXP-64 ( not for a few months though ), they want in.A Northwood with HT enabled runs a little hotter then without. The Prescott is allready quite "warm", I wonder what it will be like when the 64-bit extensions are enabled.Hello throtlling.:blackeye:PS. Here's a Prescott running @ 4GHZ ( no benches ) -> [url][/
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