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More Intel Dual-Core CULV CPUs Coming

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Ultrathin and lights to get some more cores.

Progress is inevitable, especially in the world of silicon. According to Digitimes, Intel will be replacing most of its processor line that's meant for ultra-thin and light laptops.

Later in this quarter, Intel will be moving most of the CULV chips to dual-core offerings. The top-end Core 2 Duo SU9000 will be kept, but chips below it, the Core 2 Solo SU3000 and the Pentium SU2000, will become Core 2 Duo offerings.

The entry-level Celeron 700, however, will also remain to become the lowest-cost option in the segment.

Intel will also be refreshing the Intel Atom platform for netbooks, but despite the chipmaker's insistence that it'll be released this year, OEMs project that actual product will be available in the first quarter of 2010.

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    doomtomb , October 1, 2009 1:00 AM
    El_CapitanOk, here's an actual comment. More like, getting the same old cores in some newer and more expensive packaging. More cores = tri or quad or hex cores.

    Stop posting, no one cares.

    Ok, real comment:
    Dual cores should be mandatory these days, even for netbooks if they can manage it. Most software at least expects there to be two cores to work with. A lot of it is still geared towards single cores but it still hurts multi-tasking if you don't have a dual these days.
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    doomtomb , October 1, 2009 1:00 AM
    El_CapitanOk, here's an actual comment. More like, getting the same old cores in some newer and more expensive packaging. More cores = tri or quad or hex cores.

    Stop posting, no one cares.

    Ok, real comment:
    Dual cores should be mandatory these days, even for netbooks if they can manage it. Most software at least expects there to be two cores to work with. A lot of it is still geared towards single cores but it still hurts multi-tasking if you don't have a dual these days.
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    Shadow703793 , October 1, 2009 1:18 AM
    doomtombStop posting, no one cares.Ok, real comment:D ual cores should be mandatory these days, even for netbooks if they can manage it. Most software at least expects there to be two cores to work with. A lot of it is still geared towards single cores but it still hurts multi-tasking if you don't have a dual these days.

    Agreed. IIRC Intel should be killing off the Single Core Atoms down the road (mid-late next year?).
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    viewwin , October 1, 2009 1:25 AM
    how will this compare to the new Atom processor?
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    the_one111 , October 1, 2009 1:51 AM
    doomtombStop posting, no one cares.Ok, real

    QFT
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    doomtomb , October 1, 2009 2:34 AM
    doomtombStop posting, no one cares.

    Just to clarify, the only reason I said that is because El_Captain was spamming but now his comments are removed :) 
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    eddieroolz , October 1, 2009 4:16 AM
    Good news for me. Looking for an ultraportable by the end of the year - if they can manage to release it before the end of the year then it would be great.
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    wildwell , October 1, 2009 5:02 AM
    So does this mean a mobile with a quad-core processor from Intel soon?
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    one-shot , October 1, 2009 6:28 AM
    Arrandale is what I'm waiting for. When they arrives I'll get a new laptop.
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    shamgar , October 1, 2009 12:36 PM
    but the real question here is, can they play crysis?
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    warmon6 , October 1, 2009 3:08 PM
    Shadow703793Agreed. IIRC Intel should be killing off the Single Core Atoms down the road (mid-late next year?).


    i have to agree. Most programs these day use dual core cpus.
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    virtualban , October 3, 2009 6:35 PM
    I'm betting on GPGPU worldwide advances for portable computing. They many TFlops in little Watts are not just for supercomputing.