What's New: Intel Announces Quad-Core CPUs

Intel plans to ship quad-core CPUs in November. Historically a CPU, or computer processor, had only one "core" which means it could only perform one task at a time. Recently AMD and Intel have been using dual-core CPUs which can literally perform two computations at the same time. A four-core CPU would raise that to four computations, providing even smoother multitasking.

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2006 04:45 pm CDT

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