SAN FRANCISCO As expected, Intel Corp. Tuesday (Sept. 26) provided details about the forthcoming rollout of its quad-core processors.
Intel's first quad-core processor, the Core2 Extreme, will be shipped in November, targeted at gamers and content creators, according to Paul Otellini, Intel president and CEO.
Intel's mainstream Core2 Quad processor is scheduled to be shipped in the first quarter of 2007, Otellini said in a keynote address at the Intel Developer Forum here.
For servers, Intel's Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor 5300 series brand for dual processor servers will be shipped this year, Otellini said. A new low-power 50-watt Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor L5310 for blade servers will be shipped in the first quarter of 2007, according to Intel.
Rather than being a monolithic quad-core processor, Intel's forthcoming Core2 Quad and Quad-Core Xeon processors will initially be comprised of two dual-core chips one multi-chip package. Intel plans to make monolithic quad-core processors when the company transitions to the 45-nm node next year.
Intel is expected to demonstrate both the server and desktop quad-core devices here at IDF this week.