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Intel unleashes first quad-core processors: Overview and upcoming processors

A new logo: Kentsfield computers will carry a "Core 2 Quad" sticker.

A new logo : Kentsfield computers will carry a "Core 2 Quad" sticker.

A quick look into the future of Intel's desktop processors. Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad processors will dominate Intel's product portfolio until the end of 2007. However, the 45 nm processor generation is on track for Q4 shipments and a late 2007 / early 2

A quick look into the future of Intel’s desktop processors. Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad processors will dominate Intel’s product portfolio until the end of 2007. However, the 45 nm processor generation is on track for Q4 shipments and a late 2007 / early 2

The second quad-core processor, Clovertown, has the same two-die layout as Kentsfield.

The second quad-core processor, Clovertown, has the same two-die layout as Kentsfield.

An (unofficial) overview of Intel's DP server and workstation portfolio: This chart also lists a low-voltage quad-core processor (L5310), which has not been announced yeat but is planned to be introduced in early 2007.

An (unofficial) overview of Intel’s DP server and workstation portfolio : This chart also lists a low-voltage quad-core processor (L5310), which has not been announced yeat but is planned to be introduced in early 2007.

Intel claims that the Xeon X5355 will be up to 75% faster than the top-of-the-line Xeon 5100 CPU.

Intel claims that the Xeon X5355 will be up to 75% faster than the top-of-the-line Xeon 5100 CPU.

The dual-die Clovertowns are high-performance processors and aren't quite targeted for applications in which power savings are a priority. But, according to Intel, the performance benefit of the quad-core does result in a better power efficiency than what

The dual-die Clovertowns are high-performance processors and aren’t quite targeted for applications in which power savings are a priority. But, according to Intel, the performance benefit of the quad-core does result in a better power efficiency than what

Intel's quad-core Xeon production plans: This (unofficial) chart indicates a quick ramp of quad-core processors - much more aggressive than the quad-core desktop ramp. The Core based Woodcrest and Clovertown processors will account for more than 90% of In

Intel’s quad-core Xeon production plans : This (unofficial) chart indicates a quick ramp of quad-core processors - much more aggressive than the quad-core desktop ramp. The Core based Woodcrest and Clovertown processors will account for more than 90% of In

A look into Intel's server processor future: On the very high-end, Tukwila and Poulson represent the next Itanium generation, which is rumored to use a chipset that is compatible with the company's x86 platform. Tigerton and Dunnington will be more power-

A look into Intel’s server processor future : On the very high-end, Tukwila and Poulson represent the next Itanium generation, which is rumored to use a chipset that is compatible with the company’s x86 platform. Tigerton and Dunnington will be more power-

Another look into Intel's future: The company recently expanded its manufacturing roadmap with a 22 nm process generation. 45 nm is well on track for Q4 2007 shipments, 32 nm is under development at the firm's Oregon D1D fab. The status of 22 nm processor

Another look into Intel’s future : The company recently expanded its manufacturing roadmap with a 22 nm process generation. 45 nm is well on track for Q4 2007 shipments, 32 nm is under development at the firm’s Oregon D1D fab. The status of 22 nm processor