Dual-core Itanium chip gets airing

Montecito, Intel's first dual-core chip, will contain nearly two billion transistors but will run cooler than its existing relatives.

A member of the Itanium family of server processors, Montecito will contain 1.7 billion transistors, making it Intel's first chip to crack the billion mark in transistors, and run at 2 GHz, faster than existing Itaniums, according to Nimish Modi, vice-president of the Digital Enterprise Group at Intel.

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