Intel has reportedly included its dual-core desktop microprocessor into the next year’s roadmap. While not much is known about the product, such kind of introduction may mean that Santa Clara, California-based semiconductor giant has made its mind in regards the future of its desktop offerings.
AnandTech web-site recently shed some light on Intel’s dual-core processors code-named
The web-site notes that Intel is likely to launch three dual-core SKUs in mid-2005 targeting high-end and performance-mainstream PC market segments. The top-of-the-range dual-core Intel Pentium processor will be compatible with “Performance” FMB, while the remaining two offerings will also be able to target “Mainstream” FMB. Intel’s FMB, or Flexible Motherboard, specifications describe certain guidelines that mainboards targeted for a certain market need to correspond.
At this point internal micro-architecture of the
Intel Corp. in early May, 2004, set plans to release microprocessors with two processing engines, or cores, for desktop, mobile 2-way server and high-end MP server computers in 2005.
In mid-June, 2004, Intel’s arch-rival AMD said it had completed the development of its dual-core products. The company planned to introduce server versions of the chips in mid-2005, while desktop dual-core products are expected to be out by the end of 2005.
Intel Corp.’s officials typically do not comment on unreleased products.