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Intel, AMD duel over dual-core tech

First wave of new chips are for desktops (Intel) and servers (AMD). When the software bill comes, do they count once or twice?

First wave of new chips are for desktops (Intel) and servers (AMD). When the software bill comes, do they count once or twice?

IBM shifts software price for dual-core x86 chips

Big Blue says dual-core processors count as single CPU in software licensing--but only for x86 systems, not for IBM Power5-based ones.
April 21, 2005

AMD releases dual-core server chips

Trio of dual-core Opterons hits the market, with three more and a desktop line soon to follow.
April 21, 2005

Photos: AMD's double vision

AMD says its dual-core Opteron chip for servers will outrun single-core chips by 40 percent to 70 percent.
April 21, 2005

HP brings dual-core Opteron to servers

Hewlett-Packard upgrades a four-processor server with AMD's new dual-core Opteron and unveils a blade server with the chip.
April 21, 2005

Dual-core desktops hit the market

Dell, Alienware and Velocity Micro begin offering PCs with Intel's dual-core Pentium Extreme Edition 840 chip.
Photo: Say hello to dual cores
April 18, 2005

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Intel dual-core chips set to ship

PC makers gear up to sell machines that come packed with Intel dual-core processors.
April 15, 2005