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 Feb 09, 2005 - 10:00 AM - by Michael
* Intel finally goes 64-bit

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Intel has now been officially caught playing catch-up, as they roll out something they swore (back when AMD64 was released) wasn't needed: 64-bit x86 computing.

Besides the 64-bit announcements, Intel also planning to release Pentium and Xeon chips with two computing engines instead of just one. On Monday, the company said it expects the first dual-core chips will be available in the second quarter of this year.

AMD also has big plans for dual-core chips. So do IBM, Toshiba and Sony, which announced technical details of their Cell microprocessor on Monday. Separately, IBM and Sun Microsystems Inc. already offer multicore chips.
Reminds me of the time 3dfx said that 16-bit color was all that gamers needed... or when a certain famous someone said that people should only need 640 kb of memory.

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