Dual-core remains dominant on Intel's roadmaps

By Justin Mann on August 22, 2008, 12:14 PM
With the quick succession of CPUs with more and more cores, it's was no secret a few years ago that Intel planned to more or less abandon single-core design. It's no secret now that they also intended to even see the dual-core platforms wane in the face of CPUs with four, six, eight or even more cores.

The growth and success of dual-core CPUs has been so great, though, that they are staying on Intel's roadmap for a longer amount of time than expected. On top of the proliferation of dual-core CPUs, Intel is apparently concerned about the lack of multithreaded software that will make use of many cores in a single system. You can easily see the problem here: Intel sells a chip with 16 cores at 2GHz, and people get upset when an “ancient” system with only 2 cores at 3GHz has a performance advantage.

Because of this, Intel and many others expect dual core to remain king for at least through 2009.

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windmill007 said:
Thats why I love my E8500..Its a dual core at 3.16Ghz. I overclocked it to 4Ghz. It fly's threw anything. I bet my dual can basically match or beat any higher core out there...Like they said not much software actually takes advantage of the more cores so unless you quad core is clocked at 4Ghz or higher I will beat cha.They need to either get on the ball and make more software work with the more cores or figure a way to get more Ghz! Ghz is king right now.
eafshar said:
cores is misspelled cords
Julio said:
Thanks for the tip :)
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