AMD does not plan to make it easy to competitor Intel later this year when it plans to launch its own dual-core desktop processor code-named Toledo, Intel's keeps preparing 'Smithfield' in the meantime. Toledo has generated much interest, particularly by the likes of Hewlett-Packard (HP), Acer, Fujitsu Siemens, Sony and Gateway, who should be using the chip in their desktop systems.

AMD is now entering the competition with both single and dual-core desktop processors, and the company will continue in 2006 with a dual-core processor codenamed Windsor, to counter Intelís Presler, the sources noted.

However, Intel may dominate the dual-core notebook CPU segment by introducing six versions of its dual-core Yohan processors in the first quarter of 2006, the sources said, adding that the Yonah CPUs are likely to be marketed under the X20, X30, X38 (low voltage), X40, X48 (low voltage) and X50 designations, with the first letter of the model name to be decided later.