Via Technologies is reportedly joining other chip suppliers in readying a dual-core processor that will compete with Intel's Atom.
The company's Larrabee chip will use a new class of vector-processing instructions when it arrives in late 2009 or 2010, but Intel promises it will still be easier to develop for than rivals' products.
Dell offers the 45nm Penryn processor across the board. HP with some exceptions.
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Benchmark results for the Intel Core 2 Duo T9500 mobile CPU
New set of extensions to the x86 instruction set used by both AMD and Intel's chips would give software developers new tools to develop future applications.
Prompted by the chipmaker's announcement of the SSE5 instruction-set extensions, Glaskowsky analyzes the ultimate outcome to this old controversy.
Nehalem processors will use hyperthreading tech found in the old Pentium 4 chips and some of AMD's design tactics.
Upcoming chips will be Intel's first to use a new manufacturing technology and will have new multimedia instructions.
Future-generation "Penryn" chips will include new instructions to speed search, math and multimedia.