10 Things You Should Know About Quad-Core Processors - 9. Looking Beyond Quad Core

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2007-11-12 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In November 2006, Intel introduced the first quad-core microprocessors for the volume x86 market. The quad-core chips were designed to offer better performance compared with the previous generation of single- and dual-core processors. A little less than a
 
 
 
It’s only a matter of time before vendors offer up the next big thing in processors. Sun Microsystems already offers an eight-core UltraSPARC processor for servers, and Intel and AMD each have plans to move to eight-core x86 chips as early as the en
10 Things You Should Know About Quad-Core Processors - 9. Looking Beyond Quad Core
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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