Intel has been going around town constantly claiming that their quad core CPUs are better overall. The simplistic argument is that four processor cores are definitely better than just two.During the recently held Intel Developer Forum, Intel executives presented their strategic plan for the migration of dual core chips (that contain two processor cores) to quad core chips, which contain four.
The company has promised that the new chips – which are expected to start shipping to retailers in November – will deliver performance increases that could reach up to 50 per cent for servers and 70 per cent for desktops. The chips will do this while also using the approximately the same amount of power as the chips that they are bound to replace in the high end desktops and servers. But even with these reported gain, there are some quarters (and this includes Intel’s main rival Advanced Micro Devices) that are not entirely enthusiastic or happy with the company’s strategy to build its first quad core chips. According to reports, Intel will be manufacturing the said chips by combining a pair of dual core chips in a special package.
The said approach, according to Intel people, “is focused on delivering a result in a timely way — timely is giving you a computer that you can use.” The company said that ultimately what people will care about is the fact that they received a tremendous speed boost when using the quad core chips.
The system of using two dual core chips in a package will actually allow Intel to deliver its quad core chips at a faster rate and also bring higher yields compared to if they decide to use a monolithic quad core that would incorporate all four cores in one silicon piece.