updated 02:50 pm EDT, Thu July 27, 2006
Intel launches Core 2 Duo
Intel today rolled out its Core 2 Duo processor with 10 new dual-core chips boasting higher performance and improved energy efficiency, according to Computerworld. Apple is expected to adopt the 64-bit chips, which queitly shipped late last week ahead of schedule, in the company's next generation of notebooks and entry-level desktop systems. Meanwhile, Intel's recently-announced Xeon 5100 series processor -- code-named "Woodcrest" -- is rumored as the chosen chip for Apple's forthcoming Mac workstations, which are expected to debut at the World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco in mid-August. Intel this month also announced plans to release its Kentsfield (Desktop) and Clovertown (Server/Workstation) quad-core chips as early as the fourth quarter of this year.