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Later this year, Intel plans to release server chip that has all six processing cores integrated onto a single chip, according to a slide from a leaked Sun presentation.
The company's new six-core processor will compete against Intel's "Dunnington" chip.
The six-core "Dunnington" Xeon 7400 processor makes its official debut. Unisys is using it in a new server, though with a catch.
Chipmaker is expected later this month to announce the "Dunnington" processor--the first six-core processor and last of its Penryn-class chips.
This gallery initially misstated the number of transistors Intel's Dunnington processor is composed of. It's composed of 1.9 billion transistors.
Advanced Micro Devices says "Istanbul"--its first six-core processor--is on track to launch later this year.
Chipmaker is expected to announce details of an 8-core processor for the high-end server market next week.
In addition to processor-centric topics, Intel will use its developer forum in China to push its notion of a connection nirvana.
During his keynote at a supercomputing conference, Michael Dell keeps 80-core processor in sight.
From the UrbanMax concept PC design to the Moorestown and Nehalem processors, there was a lot to take in at this year's IDF.